Safety of students: Delhi Government schools to come under CCTV surveillance

“We will install CCTV cameras in each of the classrooms in all of our schools to ensure safety and security of our students,” said a top official from the directorate of education (DOE).

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In order to ensure safety of school going children, the Delhi Government schools will have CCTV cameras installed in their premises. As reported, the CCTV cameras will be installed in about 1,029 schools across the national capital.

The government has ordered all private unaided recognised schools in the national capital to install “sufficient” CCTV cameras in their premises with recording facility of minimum 15 days. “We will install CCTV cameras in each of the classrooms in all of our schools to ensure safety and security of our students,” a top official from the directorate of education (DOE) told HT.

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CCTV installation at government schools:

As of now, all government schools have CCTV cameras only at the main gate and few other places.

Furthermore, a review will soon be done to look at the functioning of the existing CCTVs.

Here’s what a senior official said:

“There could be some CCTVs that may not be working due to technical and repair issues,” the source said.

“The education minister has already given directions to concerned departments to work on the specifications of the CCTV cameras that will be required. Once that is finalised, we will move ahead with the plan,” the source said in a recent HT report.

CBSE orders psychometric test of school staff

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently came out with a list of safety measures that needs to be followed by all its affiliated schools.

“They must get the police verification and psychometric evaluation done for all the staff employed. Such verification and evaluation for non-teaching staff such as bus drivers, conductors, peon, and other support staff must be done very carefully and in a detailed manner,” the notice read.

NCERT books to teach students about between ‘good touch’ and bad touch’

With the country witnessing a significant rise in the incidents of child abuse, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) wants school kids to know the difference between ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’.

The NCERT has said that all its books from the next session will carry a list of DOs to deal with such cases.

Moreover, NCERT will also have certain helpline numbers, brief about the POCSO Act and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).