Well past govt deadline, many schools in DK still not equipped with CCTV cameras
Mangaluru :The deadline set by the state government to install CCTV cameras in schools of the state to ensure safety of the children, is long over, but many schools have not yet equipped themselves with the CCTV camera facility.
The state government had in fact set November 30 as the deadline for installing the CCTV cameras. Of the 215 aided schools in the district, so far only 47 schools have CCTV cameras, while 70 out of the total 295 unaided schools have the facility.
The government had made CCTV cameras mandatory after a girl was subject to sexual assault by a staff in a Bengaluru school. DDPI Walter D’Mello says he has discussed the issue of CCTV cameras with Block Education Officers. He also admitted that aided schools have lagged behind in adhering to the government orders. He said he has also instructed the BEOs to hold meetings and ensure that the government rule is followed.
If government schools get grants for the CCTV cameras, private schools can avail help of donors or any sponsors to get equipped with CCTV facility, he said.