Ryan case: Haryana govt steps in to set guidelines
Gurugram: Facing flak from angry parents over not reining in the private schools for poor safety measures, the Haryana government has stepped in to formulate new guidelines for student's security. On Tuesday, the Directorate of School Education formed a committee in this regard, which will include not only the members of the government but also representatives from the private schools.
"In recent times, many incidents have taken place in the state where the safety of the students, teachers and the staff has seen to be compromised. These incidents bring bad name to the schooling system. There is a need to set up and review proper guidelines. To frame detailed relevant and effective guidelines, a committee of officers of the school education department is need of the hour," said Rajiv Rattan, Director secondary education.
Briefing the media persons on Sunday after taking stock of the situation in the Ryan murder case, Ram Bilas Sharma, the state education minister, focussed on the poor security arrangements in the private schools of Gurugram.
Pointing a finger at the Ryan International School for several flaws in the security of students, Sharma said that managements of all private schools in the state would be made responsible and accountable for taking the students from home to school and back home. Strict action would be taken against any negligence in this regard.
A group of journalists on Tuesday protested the brutal killing of Pradyuman Thakur and demanded that the government frame 'Pradyuman Guidelines' on the lines of Vishakha guidelines for working women to ensure safety and security of school children.