Govt. to monitor student safety in CBSE, ICSE schools
Karnataka Education Act, 1983 to be amended; government to regulate service conditions of teachers, school fees
The State government has decided to monitor and regulate functioning of private CBSE and ICSE schools to ensure student safety and security. This is after frequent reports of alleged sexual assault on children and death of three schoolchildren in Tumakuru district allegedly because of food poisoning.
The State Cabinet on Friday decided to amend the Karnataka Education Act, 1983, in accordance with the Children’s Safety Policy, 2016, to enable the State to take appropriate action for the safety and security of students in CBSE and ICSE schools. The decision to amend the Act was taken following death of three children allegedly owing to food poisoning in a private school hostel in Tumakuru district school which has no permission to run a hostel.
The proposed amendment will ensure safety of all students. The amendment will also give powers to the State government to regulate admission fees and service conditions of teachers in private schools. A new Bill, the Karnataka Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017, will be introduced in the legislature session next week to establish government control over CBSE and ICSE schools, sources said.
It was also decided to amend the Karnataka State Civil Services (Regulation of Transfer of Teachers) Act, 2007, to fix maximum teacher transfers at 15% of the total number teachers and posting of teacher couple at one place.
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