On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court of Nagpur Bench received the information regarding the death of the student, on 9 January last year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) found the transporter responsible for the death of Virat Zate, a nine year old student of the Central India Public School. However, school authorities are made free from the accusation of the death by the Delhi based board.
While returning back from school, Virat was crushed under the school bus in Hudkeshwar. He went beneath the bus to take the tiffin that felled during getting off from the bus. The citizen of were annoyed from the incident, especially parents. According to the previous report of media, defaults in the school management running the bus service was blamed. For complete investigation, the court ordered the board to get the details.
The division bench consisted of P B Majmudar and Prasanna Varale as justice and Firdos Mirza as amicus curiae stated that the primary duty of the school is to safely send the students to their homes instead of making money.
On Wednesday, the government has updated that it had formed policies for changing the mini-bus and school bus services of the state. However, Mirza added that huge population of the students travel through the auto rickshaws. Hence the court further commanded the government to come up with similar policies for the autorickshaws.
Indicating to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, to check the availability of the neighborhood school is the responsibility of the respective government. Mirza concluded that lack of proper regulation and policies regarding the school buses lead to such kind of accidents.