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Police Commissioner instructs schools to take safety measures

Mysuru, May 10:- Commissioner of Police K T Balakrishna has instructed pre-nursery, nursery, primary and secondary schools to take safety measures for students according to Karnataka State Police Act column 56 (D) and column 70 and 31.

“If the school vehicles are maintained by private operators, one responsible male and female staff of the school should be in the vehicle during pickup and drop of students. Vehicles should carry students in numbers as prescribed by the transport department. School vehicles should have a GPS system which should always be running. A driver having a licence and his good conduct should be pre-verified. All the school vehicles should be installed with CCTV cameras. School administration should make a written agreement with the operator providing school vehicles who will be responsible for unsavoury incidents. School administration should verify that the vehicles have RC, IC and tax card. School administration has to make sure that the drivers do not roam in the school campus unnecessarily and misbehave with the children,” he said.

“Unwanted people should not enter school ground, swimming pool, laboratory, library, dancing hall and other places. Only teachers and in-charge should be there. If the school building has more than one floor, each floor should have a floor vigilance officer. They should be provided with a glass chamber through which they can observe all the activities happening in and around. CCTV cameras should be installed in the right places and it should always be operational. Parents should be given an identity card having the photographs of their children. School administration should respond to the message or calls from the parents. Credentials and antecedents of the staffs have to be made through the Police Department. Schools should have access control at gates, floor vigilance, women security personnel and night shift staff. Security guards have to report to their chief officer every two hours. These have to be implemented by July 1 and if the rules are violated, action will be taken against the schools according to IPC section 188,” the police commissioner informed. (MR/KS)

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