Police Check mandatory for School bus drivers

By: Admin 26 April, 2017

Schools in Ludhiana will now have to get a police verification of drivers of all their vehicles done. As instructed by the Punjab state commission for the protection of child rights, the district education officers would ensure the verification.

 

Highlights
  • Verification of all school bus drivers is now mandatory in Ludhiana.

  • The district education officers would ensure the verification, as told by Punjab state commission.

  • This comes after a driver was caught with 45 kgs of poppy husk, and a bus driver was booked for biting a school girl.

  • School Heads in Ludhiana are welcoming the order, saying that this is a good initiative which will ensure safety of children.

The step follows the case in which a driver was caught with 45 kilograms of poppy husk in a school bus a few months ago. In another incident, a school bus driver was booked for biting a girl.

 

A city-based activist had also taken up the issue with the child rights panel. Chairperson of the commission Sukesh Kalia said, "Cases of bus driver held with poppy husk and of harassment were brought to my notice. At times, when one school fires a driver, he gets a job in another. So I felt that there was a need to get their police verification done to ensure that children were in safe hands. Moreover, schools will have a proof of history of the person they are hiring," he added.

 

School Heads in Ludhiana are welcoming the order. Principal of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Mona Singh said, "This is a good initiative that will ensure safety of children. We have already started the process for drivers hired by the school as well as privately by parents."

 

 

This news has been taken from Times of India’s website. Read the original article here.