To avoid incident like student killing in a Gurugram school, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) experts have begun a mega exercise of auditing security in several schools of Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
CISF which is mandated to guard major Indian civil airports has also a unique security consultancy wing. The central paramilitary force has prepared a blueprint is shows that separate team of experts have begun work to provide foolproof security solutions at the Podar Education Network in Mumbai, Oakridge International Schools in Hyderabad and St Xavier’s in Kolkata.
According to a senior CISF official, “Separate board of officers has been constituted and they are on job to draw a professional and sound security plan for the safety of students and staff of these schools. Five more schools across the country have sent in their final approvals and such expert teams will soon begin their work at their facilities too.”
CISF Director General (DG) O P Singh said that the proposal sent to the schools is getting a “good and positive response” adding “We took up this initiative as part of our responsibility towards the society. We are always happy to extend help of our professional services.”
In September, 2017, a class second student of the Ryan International School in Gurugram was found dead in the school’s bathroom which triggered this all-India exercise by the force. In November last year, the force had dispatched letters to a number of schools across the country offering its help in creating a “safe and secure” environment for their students.
Through the letter, CISF assured the schools to provide its professional but chargeable security solutions that will be custom-made for them.