Delhi High-level Committee recommends proposal for monitoring buses, vans ferrying students

Sep 14, 2017 09:35 IST

Considering recent incidents of crime on school campuses, a high-level committee of the Delhi Government on 13 September 2017 recommended a proposal to ensure that institutes monitor buses and vans ferrying students.

The proposal of the committee is likely to be made part of the Delhi School Cab Rules, 2017, which will come into effect by the end of 2017. The rules will be framed by the Transport Department through amendments in the School Cab Policy, 2007.

The rules will address issues like maximum seating capacity, verification of staff, besides ensuring responsibility of school administrations towards safety of children.

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Terms of Reference of Committee
• The committee will look into all safety aspects be it in transport or the conduct of the non-teaching staff.  
• The Director of the Delhi governments Education Directorate will head the committee comprising school principals, police officials and other stakeholders.
• It will submit its recommendations within a month.

The committee was formed amid increased concern over safety of students after the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl at her school in Shahdara and the killing of a seven-year old boy in Gurugrams Ryan International.

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