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Bus staff use same toilets as students, CCTVs don’t work: CBSE Panel on Ryan murder case

The committee also found the electricity panel room unlocked which, it observed, could prove to be dangerous for children on campus.

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2017 9:33 am
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The two-member fact-finding committee set up by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in its report submitted on Friday, has flagged several violations of the Board’s safety guidelines by Ryan International School’s Bhondsi branch, where a seven-year-old was found murdered on September 8.

The panel is learnt to have objected to bus drivers and conductors using the toilets meant for students. It also highlighted the breach in the school boundary wall (covered with barbed wires) which, the committee observed, is a threat to children’s safety as anybody can enter the campus.

The report flagged the insufficient number of CCTV cameras on school premises and also pointed out that most of the installed cameras don’t work.

Giving examples of how the school administration had compromised on students’ safety, the panel observed that only three out of five floors of the school building were used for teaching purposes and students had access to unused classrooms and the terrace, which were not locked.

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The committee also found the electricity panel room unlocked which, it observed, could prove to be dangerous for children on campus. Further, the panel did not find either a ramp or special toilets for differently-abled students.

CBSE had set up the committee on September 8 amid angry protests by parents, who had sought action against the school management for alleged neglect which could have compromised safety and led to the murder of the Class II student. The committee was asked to probe the circumstances leading to the murder of Pradyuman Thakur, and also check if the school was following CBSE’s safety norms and affiliation bye-laws.

On the committee were Y Arun Kumar, deputy commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, regional office Agra, and Kailash Chand, principal, Govt Co-ed Senior Secondary School, Preet Vihar.

The committee visited the school campus this week and submitted its report Friday evening. The report does not make any recommendation regarding disaffiliation as that is the CBSE’s mandate.

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  1. Virendra Sason
    Sep 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    Ryan international School गुडगाँव की की बाउंड्री wall टूटी हुई थी। Toilet की खिड़की में ग्रिल नहीं थी। CCTV कैमरे काम नहीं कर रहे थे। शराब की दुकान 27 कदम पर थी। इसमें कोई शक नहीं की : रात को वहां असमाजक तत्व शराब पीते होंगे। जुआ अवश्य चलता होगा। विभिन्न प्रकार के नशीले पदाथों के सेवन भी होता होगा। इसमें कोई शक नहीं की स्कूल प्रशाशन व चौकीदार भी इसमें भागीदार होंगें। पुलिस की भी पूरी जानकारी के बिना होना संभव नहीं हो सकता।
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      TIHAEwale
      Sep 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm
      the same members report their observation about installations in their office and Govt school within same assembly cons uency where CBSE is located or in the are where these officers reside so that public will know about maintenance standardsavailable in Government run facilities
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      1. Guptan Veemboor
        Sep 16, 2017 at 10:14 am
        The lower staff like drivers, conductors etc should have separate washrooms. They should not be allowed inside the school buildings. Even the peons should use outside toilets. It is advisable to employ women as peons and conductors. The unused areas should be locked out and barred that students will not stray to those places. There should be CCTV cameras at all vulnerable places. It is strange that no one noticed the killer who was bound to have blood stains on his clothes. If he had washed it then he must have been wearing wet clothes.
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