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Working on policy to increase women staff in schools: Minister

Working on policy to increase women staff in schools: Minister
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The Central government is working on a policy aimed at increasing women staff in schools to boost safety of students, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.

Paswan on Wednesday held a meeting with Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar after meeting parents of Class 2 student Pradhuman who was murdered inside Ryan International School in Gurugram on September 8.

“He (Javadekar) told me that government was working on a national policy to increase number of women staff in schools, both government and private,” Paswan told reporters here.

“The plan is in initial stage and deliberations are on whether to keep 100 per cent women staff or in majority. The policy will also see which places women staff should be deployed.”

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is working with the HRD Ministry to develop a protocol for education institutions to ensure safety of students following incidents of child sexual abuse in schools.

Paswan also said that Haryana government was going to seriously mull over handing over the murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“I spoke with the Chief Minister (Manohar Lal Khattar). I told him that people wanted strong action in this case and were demanding CBI probe. He said he will think over it seriously,” Paswan said.

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