NEW DELHI: In order to ensure safety of students, the Delhi Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (DCPCR) has directed education department, all civic bodies and Delhi Cantonment Board to examine life and fire safety provisions in schools under their jurisdiction.
The Commission has asked all agencies concerned to submit a status report on the issue to it by January 15.
Apart from this, the DCPCR has recommended to the education directorate to rectify the loophole and issue explicit instructions regarding shifting of buildings of schools that National Building Code (2005) must be applied on all schools.
The move is aimed at ensuring all fire norms in place in all schools running in the national capital in view of the students’ safety.
It also stated that the Commission may begin the exercise of reviewing these provisions for all schools in Delhi thereafter.
The DCPCR has sought the compliance report from directorate of education in this regard on or before January 31.