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Now, police verification must for private school teachers, other staff

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The school education department has asked private schools to seek police verification from people seeking teaching and non-teaching job in these educational institutions. The orders in this regard have been issued by the secretary school education department in wake of High Court directions to issue guidelines for school management for safety of students. “School management shall compulsorily insist upon police verification certificate with antecedents and address verification while appointing or hiring teachers, physical instructors, laboratory technicians, drivers and other staff including the security,” reads the circular issued by secretary school...
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Child protection policy in schools sought

News CBSE Notification, School Staff Verification
The Tamil Nadu Forum for Creche and Child Care Services (TN-FORCES) has urged the School Education Department to formulate and come out with a child protection policy in schools as early as possible. A resolution to this effect was adopted at the 26th annual general body meeting of TN-FORCES held here recently. Representatives of various districts including Tiruchi, Cuddalore, Chennai, Dharmapuri, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Madurai and Perambalur districts took part in the meeting presided over by the TN-FORCES convenor K. Shanmugavelayutham. The Forum said there were at least 18...
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Schools start verifying their present, potential employees

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Following a nudge by CBSE asking schools to do background checks on its teachers and employees, educational institutions are engaging start-ups in the verification space to get it done. Background verification firms are seeing close to 3x increase in the number of schools coming in. Authbridge has recently launched VerifyMySchool, which serves as a portal especially for schools, incorporating psychometric tests mandated by the CBSE, in addition to the Aadhaar-based system they have in place. "While CBSE has made police verification and psychometric analysis test mandatory for all school staff;...
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Delhi schools outsourcing background verification of employees

News Background Checks for School Staff
In the wake of a series of incidents of schoolchildren being subjected to harassment and violence, various schools have begun outsourcing verification of backgrounds of applicants for teaching and non-teaching posts to expert agencies. Many schools are also conducting background check of current employees afresh. “Never did we think about having police verification. We used to just check applicants’ eligibility and recruit the person. By outsourcing the job of verification, we can be mentally relieved, though nobody can predict human behavior. But, certain precautions should be taken certainly,” said Rita...
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AuthBridge aims to make schools safer with VerifyMySchool

News identity verification, psychometric tests, School Staff Verification
AuthBridge has launched VerifyMySchool, a one-stop platform for schools to create a safe environment for students by screening their staff. AuthBridge, one of the leading background screening company in India has today announced the launch of VerifyMySchool. It is a one-stop platform for schools to create a safe environment for students by screening their staff. The newly launched platform will enable playschool and school authorities to verify their staff’s identity, profile and also screen their reputation, in addition to ensuring compliance with CBSE‘s circulars/guidelines related to the safety of school...
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CBSE asks affiliate schools to send reports on security provisions on urgent basis

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sent out reminders to its affiliate schools across the country to send reports on security provisions made for students on campus on urgent basis. Following the sensational murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in Ryan International School in Gurugram in September, the CBSE had sent out a circular to all schools to follow the guidelines issued for ensuring the safety of children and send compliance reports. However, out of about 17,200 schools affiliated with the Board, only about 35 per cent had complied...
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After Ryan school murder, Delhi govt issues 117-point checklist for students’ security

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The Delhi government has issued schools a 117-point checklist for ensuring student safety in their premises and warned that there would be "zero tolerance" for any violation. The checklist, including everything from toilets to cyber security, has been prepared in the wake of the brutal killing of a schoolboy in a Gurgaon school and the rape of a minor girl by a school attendant in Delhi, officials said. "The checklist has been designed to encapsulate the minimum standards of school safety to emphasize zero tolerance against any violation in this...
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Safety norms for students: Govt to conduct criminal verification of staff

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Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 13: in order to ensure the safety and security of students in schools, the state government has issued a mandatory direction to all the schools to get their staff verified by the local police stations. Sources said that the directions came in the wake of murder of a seven-year-old student inside the premises of a private school in Gurugran Delhi. Sources within the government told early Times that the government has directed all the schools in the state to install CCTV cameras in...
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MHRD, CBSE issue guidelines to ensure students’ safety

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Ludhiana: The ministry of human resource development, Government of India has issued a comprehensive set of guidelines specifying preventive mechanisms and procedures for an institutionalised system ensuring the safety and security of school students. CBSE instructed schools to make sure teachers and school staff thouroughly understand the rules protecting safety, security and interests of students and device ways to take immediate remedial and punitive action against acts violating students' right to safety. The board urged members of the school staff to recognise their own responsibility to protect students and ensure...
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Police verification of staff in all schools of Haryana

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Haryana Police will be taking up complete verification of the staff and teachers at all the schools in the state. To keep an eye on the security of schoolchildren, police would also ensure sanitization of the areas which could pose possible threat to them. Alarmed by multiple incidents exposing vulnerability of children in schools in the state, the Haryana Police have ordered the field offices of all the districts to launch a special fortnightly drive to ensure all the schools in their area comply with the mandatory security requirements. The...
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