HRD Ministry writes to ISCE council on safety and security of school children
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has written to the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) expressing deep concern about the serious incident that occurred in the Vibgyor High School, Bangalore.
The school is reported to be affiliated with the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) Board.
The Ministry has felt that the safety and the security of school children in any school system is a critical priority.
The Ministry feels that it is deeply disturbing that such a serious incident has happened. It has also noted the reports of other incidents in some other schools affiliated with CISCE.
This Ministry has circulated detailed Guidelines under Section 35(1) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act on 26th March, 2014.
The measures taken by CISCE, to effectively implement the requirements of safety and security of children within the school premises to enforce the various provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, read with the relevant RTE of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, read with the relevant RTE Rules under the Act, and also read with the Guidelines issued on 26th March, 2014 referred above, clearly lay down the Role of the School and this has been highlighted in the HRD Ministry's communication to CISCE.
CISCE has been requested to look into the matter and furnish a detailed report including action taken, to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, immediately.
The Ministry has also pointed out to CISCE that the State Government of Karnataka has recommended that the affiliation granted to Vibgyor High School be withdrawn, a HRD ministry release said.
(Posted on 05-08-2014)