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Maneka Gandhi for women drivers in school buses

PTI
Published : Sep 16, 2017, 2:20 am IST
Updated : Sep 16, 2017, 2:20 am IST

“For all schools, the drivers and conductors should be women,” she said, speaking at an event here.

Union minister Maneka Gandhi (Photo: AP)
 Union minister Maneka Gandhi (Photo: AP)

Hyderabad: Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday suggested appointing women as drivers in school buses and in the non-teaching staff as part of efforts to ensure safety of children.

The women and child development minister was speaking against the backdrop of rising concern over the safety of children in schools after a string of attacks, including the killing of a student at a private school in Gurgaon.

 

“For all schools, the drivers and conductors should be women,” she said, speaking at an event here.

The WCD ministry can offer funds under the Nirbhaya fund to train women drivers and helpers in school buses, she said.

A meeting is scheduled to be held in Delhi on Monday next to discuss child safety-related issues, she said. 

Tags: maneka gandhi, safety of children, school buses
Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad