10 day extension to Noida schools to fix security and safety issues
The district magistrate had set a deadline of September 30 and stated that an inspection would be carried out in all schools to check the security measures.Updated: Oct 01, 2017 21:46 IST
The district administration extended its deadline to private schools for fixing security loopholes on school premises till October 10.
Earlier, the district magistrate had set a deadline of September 30 and stated that an inspection would be carried out in all schools to check the security measures.
“We have given an extension of 10 days to all schools on the deadline. We will conduct inspections in schools post this date,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.
Singh had decided to give an ultimatum in mid-September to all private schools in Gautam Budh Nagar after widespread demands by parents following the brutal murder of an eight-year-old student in a Gurgaon school.
On September 8, a class 2 student of Ryan International School, Bhondsi, Gurgaon, was found in a critical state after he was brutally attacked in a toilet. The boy succumbed to his injuries, triggering sharp reactions from parents groups across Delhi-NCR who demanded better security measures in schools.
Acknowledging the need to conduct inspections at private schools, magistrate BN Singh had then given a deadline till September 30 to all private schools to rectify the security measures.
Post the date, they had been told that strict action will be taken if any school management is found negligent in their duties of fixing loopholes in safety and security measures.
However, the administration has decided to extend the original deadline.
According to Singh, the extension has been given due to many public holidays in the period.
“I had been in touch with schools and many requested saying that there are many public holidays in the first week of September. Also, we want corrective measures to be implied in all schools and our focus is on ensuring that itself,” said Singh