Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi , Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar and CBSE officials will today hold a high-level meeting to develop a set of guidelines and protocols for schools to ensure the safety and security of students.
This comes in the wake of the gruesome killing of a seven-year-old boy at the Ryan International School in Gurugram.
Earlier, in a telephonic discussion, Maneka requested Javadekar to consider suggestions like having women employees as the support staff and bus drivers/conductors in the schools.
Maneka also suggested screening of educational films on child sexual abuse in the schools, popularising POCSO e-Box and Childline 1098 through NCERT publications and having strict norms for employing the support staff.
Maneka had also given the suggestions in her letter to the HRD Minister. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has already started its outreach campaign for protection of children through electronic as well as social media.