The order is a part of the ‘check on safety measures’ guidelines issued by the Delhi govt in November last year.
New Delhi: Amid increasing concerns about safety of children in primary classes schools in the city, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has directed all schools not to deploy any male guard or sanitation worker in their primary wing.
“It has been observed that male guards or sanitation workers are not to be deployed in the primary wing in schools. No male guard or sanitation worker should be seen nearby toilet area in the primary wing,” said a letter issued to all schools by the directorate of education (DoE).
The order is a part of the “check on safety measures” guidelines issued by the Delhi government in November last year after incidents of assaults on students were reported from schools. The government had issued a 117-point checklist for ensuring student safety on their premises and warned that there would be “zero tolerance” for any violation.
The checklist included installation of CCTV cameras, complete police verification of their non-teaching staff and was prepared in the wake of the Gurgaon school incident and the rape of a minor girl by a school attendant in Delhi.
In the communication issued on Monday, the heads of schools have been asked to ensure that the entry and exit gates of the school/field/office area are kept closed and any outsider should not be allowed to enter without permission. .
“In case the boundary wall of the school requires further extension in terms of its height and or is under repair, the principals concerned should contact the PWD office,” the letter said.