Chief secretary B B Vyas on Wednesday chaired a meeting here to review the implementation of the guidelines on School Safety Policy, 2016, prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Commandant general (DGP), Home Guards/Civil Defence & SDRF, J&K, principal secretary, Higher Education, principal secretary Health & Medical Education, commissioner/secretary, PW(R&B), director Disaster Management, secretary general, J&K State Red Cross Society and other senior officers attended the meeting.
For effective implementation of the School Safety Policy, 2016, it was informed that the chief education officers (CEOs) of each district have been declared as nodal officers besides steps have been initiated to build the overall capacity of the concerned stakeholders including awareness generation and sensitization in regard to school safety.
Vyas asked director Disaster Management to devise a suitable plan of action regarding measures on school safety and disaster preparedness in coordination with the Education Department, SDRF, Fire & Emergency Services and the Red Cross.
Stressing on the need to leverage technology in generating awareness and training of the stakeholders, he advised use of the Edusat system available in various colleges across the state for the purpose.