The Centre said that it will ensure proper police verification of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools to check if they have past criminal record.
The Centre today filed its response in the Supreme Court on a plea seeking review of security norms in schools in the wake of murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in Ryan International School in Bhondsi, Gurgaon.
The Supreme Court had asked the Centre as well as states to submit a complete report on existing security norms in schools.
In its reply, the Centre told the Supreme Court that extensive guidelines on safety and security of children in schools are already in place but proper implementation needs to be ensured. The Centre said that it will also urge states to comply with the guidelines.
Last week, the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) told the Supreme Court that the seven-year-old’s murder took place due to “negligence” on the part of school’s administration which allowed drivers and conductors to use washrooms meant for students.
Responding to the plea filed by Pradyuman’s father in the Supreme Court, the board said that its fact-finding committee found “severe irregularities and security lapses” in the school’s premises. The Supreme Court is hearing several pleas seeking framing of guidelines on safety in schools.