GUWAHATI, Jan 21: tiol School Safety Policy Guidelines of 2016 was mandated by the tiol Disaster Magement Authority (NDMA) along with Union Human Resource Development (MHRD) Ministry and as per the directions of Supreme Court of India it is statutory to implement the policy guidelines. The policy covers government, government-aided as well as private schools.
According to a press release, based on the directive ASDM) conducted the first meeting on “DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION PLAN ON CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SCHOOL SAFETY” on Monday under the chairmanship of Rajib Prakash Baruah, State Project Coorditor, ASDMA and Director, Information & Public Relations, Assam. Senior representatives from Education Department (Elementary & Secondary), Health Department, SSA, RMSA, Fire & Emergency Services, Assam, and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and Assam State Disaster Magement Authority attended the meeting. A few of the major highlights of the action plan framed in the meeting were nomition of School Safety Focal Point Teachers (SFPT) and peer educators in schools, implementation of school safety trainings in the districts and joint monitoring of school safety interventions by the Education department and the DDMA.
Fire & Emergency Services was assigned to draft and submit an ‘Action Plan’ on School Mock Drills at Block Level, besides framing a broader plan for fire safety in schools with inclusion of provisions as per the tiol School Safety Policy Guidelines Multi-Purpose Workers (MPW) of the Health Department.
Baruah said, “Children are most vulnerable in any disaster and hence it is of foremost importance that the Action Plan for tiol School Safety Policy is meticulously planned and implemented through a cohesive multi-stakeholder approach as envisaged in the Policy Document.”