DPS seeks details of CISF security

February 20th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Public School (DPS) R.K. Puram has sought details of the security cover from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to ensure safer environment for its students and teachers.
Rajya Sabha Thursday passed the CISF amendment Bill that allows CISF’s deployment for the security of private and joint venture enterprises, depending upon the threat perception.

“We have just asked the CISF about the details of the security they can provide. We have not applied for the security as yet,” DPS R.K. Puram principal Shyama Chona told IANS.

At present, DPS is using services of a private security agency. A lot of other schools, hospitals and private establishments have also applied for CISF security.

“We have received requests for security from other schools also. Besides schools, we have received similar requests from hospitals, IT companies and hotels from across the country. But nothing has been finalised as yet,” CISF PRO Rohit Katiyar told IANS.

At present, the force’s strength is more than 112,000. Nearly 10,000 personnel will be recruited this year itself.

Schools across Delhi have taken several measures for the security of students. GD Goenka School in Dwarka has also taken several measures in this regard.

“The school has been equipped with round the clock CCTV surveillance of the entire campus monitored through a dedicated control room in the school campus. The school gates are manned by trained guards to restrict any unauthorised access to the school premises,” said Manoj Singh, a member in the Board of Directors of GD Goenka School Dwarka.

“The school has also been equipped with devices like circuit breakers, smoke detectors, latest firefighting equipment and a trained staff that knows how to use these tools of safety,” he added.

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