Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate BN Singh has issued notices to all CBSE-affiliated schools in the district asking them to submit a memorandum on the measures adopted by them to ensure the safety of their students on Tuesday.The schools have to respond within the next 15 days . The notice has come after the schools failed to comply with two deadlines issued earlier by district administration in September and October this year. Sources revealed that the district administration shall forward such information to CBSE Board if the schools fail to comply with the directives.Parents across Delhi-NCR have been demanding better security measures on school premises and in buses following the murder of an eight-year-old student at Ryan International School, Bhondsi, Gurgaon in September this year. In response to this, the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate had issued two deadlines, one of September 30 and another of October 10, to all schools in the district to fix security loopholes and submit a memorandum.”We have been working hard for the security of the students as well as in gaining the confidence of the parents following the recent tragedy (Pradyuman’s death). We had already served two notices earlier to all private schools in the district. This time the compliance report will be submitted to the CBSE Board, thereafter the school authorities will be solely responsible for any action,” said Singh.According to district information system for education report (2016), there are 821 private schools in Gautam Budh Nagar. In order to assure parents that their wards are safe inside the school premises, some school managements across the district have introduced unique identification cards, installed extra CCTV cameras, started background checks and regular counselling of children, parents, teachers and non-teaching staff members.After the Ryan International incident, the district administration formed two teams to inspect school buses and school premises on a random basis.
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