Attention School Heads! Have you complied with this CBSE circular yet ?
According to a recent CBSE circular, all schools have been advised to equip their school buses with Global Positioning System (GPS), closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and speed governors which should be regularly monitored by the school’s administration. The CBSE affiliated schools in Patna are already gearing up. Baldwin Academy head Rajiv Ranjan Sinha said on Tuesday that they were at work. "The school has 40 buses. We are in the process of buying the costly gadgets," he said and added they would ensure compliance by the end of summer vacation.
DAV Public School, St Karen's High School, St Dominic Savio's High School, Krishna Niketan and Patna Central School, among others, are also working to make their buses safer for the school children. Christ Church Diocesan School, which started its bus service from this academic session, has introduced a card swiping system. "The students opting for our bus service were given a RIFD (radio frequency identification) card to swipe while boarding and getting down the vehicle. It will automatically generate and send a message to their parents on their cellphone about their child's arrival and departure," said school principal Rubina Hansda.
The GPS in buses will help the schools track their location. The vehicles will thus ply under the vigil of the the school administration. Bishop Scott girls' and boys schools' director Shailesh Prasad Singh claimed at least two-thirds of their 60-odd buses were already equipped with these facilities. "It is our duty to provide a safe ride to our students to and from the school," he said, adding the remaining buses would have these facilities by the end of this session.
Certain schools already have their buses equipped with GPS, CCTV cameras and speed governors. These include Open Minds A Birla School, Delhi Public School-Patna, G D Goenka Public School and D Y Patil Pushpalata Patil International School.
This news has been taken from The Times of India website. Read the original article here.