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Such reactionary responses seem to be the standard modus operandi in most cases.

Involve Parents Priyank Kanoongo, member-RTE and Education at National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), said that such incidents were not endemic to any particular region but indicated a “national crisis”.“A student was found murdered in Ranchi. Such incidents are happening everywhere, in urban and rural schools.

◼ Psychometric evaluation of teaching and non-teaching staff to be done ◼ A security and safety audit of the school premises to be done ◼ Police verification of all staff ◼ Access to school building by outsiders to be controlled and visitors monitored ◼ Staff to be trained to address and protect children from abuse ◼ Separate committees set up to address grievances of parents, staff, students or the public.

◼ An Internal Complaints Committee to be constituted to address sexual harassment ◼ Committees under POCSO to be constituted In addition to security on campus, concerns also relate to when children are in school buses.

Principals also need to be empowered in management because they are usually more sensitive to the issues.

Teachers are the best medium to reach students and hence they need to be properly trained and sensitised,” said Kanoongo of NCPCR. “District education officers need to be empowered and given access to private schools as well,” he added.

Some of the suggestions in this regard include the hiring a female staffer who will be on a school vehicle at all times.

The added expense of an extra staffer, could however, be a deterrent. “We are actually looking at getting female conductors.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a notice to all affiliated schools this week enlisting guidelines to ensure a child’s safety on school premises.

A day later, Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal directed the Delhi government to make security measures mandatory and linked the rules to schools being recognised.

This means that around 73% of schools in India have SMCs, while others don’t.