“Use of CCTV would ensure safety for kids,” says Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi: On Wednesday the Delhi government has confirmed that they will be installing CCTV camera in each government’s school across the state, within three months. State’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that from now each parent will be given access to see their children in class on a real-time basis through installed CCTV cameras.
“Each parent will be given access to see his child studying in class on real-time basis on his/her phone. This will make the whole system transparent and accountable and would ensure safety of kids,” he said.
The decision to install CCTV cameras in all government’s school in the city was taken in a meeting held on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by education minister Manish Sisodia, PWD minister Satyender Jain, chief secretary Anshu Prakash and officials of the departments of education. The move is precipitated by the murder of a seven-year-old at a private school in Gurgaon, followed by the rape of a toddler at a school in Gandhinagar.
The officials had confirmed that the installation would be done within three months period. It has been decided that the education minister, secretary education and director education can view classrooms of any government’s school through the app at any point of time.
Earlier in September, the CBSE and other boards had issued a notice to all affiliated schools in enlisting guidelines to ensure a child’s safety inside the school premises. Lt Governor Anil Baijal also directed the Delhi Government to take appropriate measures in context to the children security. He even asked the Delhi police to carry weekly checking among various schools and conduct background check on their staffs.
Meanwhile, some senior officials of the Delhi Government believe that this idea soon will be seen in other state’s school as well.
“There have been more than one case in the past few months wherein school authorities have had serious lapses in their duty. This isn’t limited to Delhi. But across the country. The idea is to create a system of complete transparency, where wards are able to understand and also observe the process of their child’s education. The idea is to create a robust but flexible system that can then serve as a model for the rest of the country,” said officials.