After the incident of Ryan international school murder case, a number of safety regulations were created for the schools. But, the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) alleged that after the incident only private schools are being made soft target Government is asking them comply with all rules strictly and is exempting the government schools from such guidelines while ensuring the safety of the students is duty of both private and government schools.
NISA is an all India federation which represents more than 55,000 schools in different states.
Addressing a news conference, Kulbhushan Sharma, president of NISA said, ''One incident (in Gurgaon school) has suddenly brought all the private schools under scanner, but worst incidents have happened in government schools but no safety measures are taken and the quality of education too happens to be sub-standard."
"Private schools have been asked to install CCTVs, ensure police verification of staff, appoint security guards, hire only that labour whose police verification is done etc. However, the same provision has been missing in most of government schools," he said.
Sharma said that in the wake of the Ryan murder case, various state governments passed a list of the security measures and private schools have been asked to comply with them in detailed manner,
However, he asked that why strict action was not taken against the government schools when they were found on the wrong foot.
"Governments have mandated all their regulations only on private schools and they are always soft on government schools, who are exempted from following the regulations. The trend is further catching up in context of recent tragic death of a child in a Gurgaon school," he said.