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  Metros   Delhi  13 Aug 2018  Govt to schools : Inform us before media breaks news

Govt to schools : Inform us before media breaks news

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 13, 2018, 12:51 am IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2018, 12:51 am IST

The AAP govt said that if the school principal is not able to send a detailed report, telephonic information is to be given immediately.

The directive comes in the wake of the alleged rape of a minor girl by an electrician in an NDMC-run school in the city. (Representational image)
 The directive comes in the wake of the alleged rape of a minor girl by an electrician in an NDMC-run school in the city. (Representational image)

New Delhi: In order to ensure better monitoring of any untoward incident like molestation and violence in schools in the national capital, the Delhi government has asked them to immediately report such incidents to it before it reaches the media.

In a written communication on Thursday, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said, “In order to ensure better monitoring of any untoward incident and to take preventive measures at the higher administrative levels, all heads of schools are directed to report immediately any untoward incident like violence, accident, dharna, quarrel, fire, protest, demonstration, theft, stampede, molestation, serious injury, suicide attempt, or death to senior education department official, whosoever is available at the time.” It further said that in certain cases, reports of such incidents are received at the headquarters through media or other sources instead of the head of school. Owing to this, appropriate action cannot be taken on time and it increases the threat to the safety and security of students. It also causes otherwise “avoidable embarrassment” to the department. “Therefore, all such occurrences must be brought to the notice of senior officers without any delay,” it added.

The directive comes in the wake of the alleged rape of a minor girl by an electrician in an NDMC-run school in the city.

The AAP government said that if the school principal is not able to send a detailed report to the higher authorities, telephonic information is to be given immediately followed by a detailed report later on the same day.

“Non-compliance of the directive will be viewed seriously and action deemed fit will be initiated against the erring head of the school,” the DoE letter said.

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