Vaishnav female staff paraded
AN IDENTIFICATION parade of female class-IV employees was held in the presence of local administration officials when Vaishnav Girls School, Rajmohalla, reopened after a long gap on Thursday.india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 20:46 IST
AN IDENTIFICATION parade of female class-IV employees was held in the presence of local administration officials when Vaishnav Girls School, Rajmohalla, reopened after a long gap on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a meeting of Vaishnav Trust members and principals of 12 educational institutions functioning under its aegis was also held under the banner of Indore Shikshavid Sangh at hotel Apsara today.
The meeting censured misbehaviour with the school management and urged the trustees to reconsider their decision of resignation. It was also decided by the Trust to close all its institutions as a mark of protest on February 3.
Normalcy returned to the school after a long gap as children and staff resumed their routine when the school opened its gates on Thursday. The children, however, had expression of caution on their innocent faces and junior level employees remained apprehensive of a backlash in the wake of child molestation by their colleagues surfaced recently.
Tehsildar O P Shrivastav, who has been appointed by District Collector Vivek Aggarwal as the inquiry officer, presided over the identification parade. Of the total 29 class-IV female employees working in the school only 25 participated in the parade. Shrivastav said prime accused Tulsa Bai had been arrested during primary investigation. Two have been on leave before the incident surfaced, these include Shanta Bai who is admit in Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Hospital (MYH) for treatment since January 6 and Mohini Bai who is on leave from January 2.
The only employee who remained conspicuously absent without notice was Mamta Ashish Lond. Shrivastav clarified that if pressed by the parents the women can be called in for identification at any time without necessitating holding a full-fledged drill.
The identification parade was demanded by irate parents who alleged that inappropriate behaviour, including fondling, had been taking place with their wards from some time in the past. Some bus drivers and conductors were misbehaving with the girls and some female junior level staff was hand-in-glove with the accused.
Another Tehsildar, Sanjay Sharma, was present during the proceeding as a witness along with principal P N Shrivastav and the girl and her parents.
Meanwhile, the trustees held a meeting of their own to condemn the misbehaviour with college board members by parents. The members were asked to withdraw their resignation and an appeal signed by all 12 principals was made.
It was also decided to close all the institutions for a day on February 3. Former chief trustee Babulal Patodi, former Vice Chancellor Professor A A Abbasi, litterateur Krishna Kumar Ashthana and Dr Savita Inamdar were amongst the prominent educationists who attended the meeting convened by Professor Mangal Mishra.
First Published: Feb 03, 2007 20:46 IST