CBSE issues deaffiliation notice to Gurgaon's Ryan International, says Pradyuman's death could have been averted

The CBSE today issued a showcause notice to Ryan International School, Gurgaon, asking why its affiliation should not be withdrawn and said it had failed to observe "basic security measures".

Published: 16th September 2017 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 08:23 PM   |  A+A-

Police outside the Ryan International School in Gurugram where Pradhuman was found dead. (Photo | File)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday issued a show-cause notice to the Ryan International School as to why their affiliation with the Board may not be withdrawn.

The notice is based on the report submitted by the two member fact finding committee formed by the CBSE to find out the reason behind death of seven year old Praduman Thakur inside the school premises a week ago.

“From the entire sequence of events, it appears that the school is guilty of gross negligence and failed to ensure safety and security of the students in the school” sated the report which was submitted to the CBSE on Friday. 

As per the report the death of the class 2 student could have been averted had the school authorities discharged their duty. 

The survey and interaction done by the committee found that no attendant/ Aayah was present at the toilet of the children. The fire safety license of the school is expired since May and most of the CCTV cameras installed in the school building are not functioning the report says.

The survey done by the committee comprising of Y Arun Kumar, deputy commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, and Kailash Chand, principal, Govt Co-ed Senior Secondary School  also exposes that around 35 busses for transportation of students are engaged by the management but there was no separate washroom for drivers and cleaners. The panel also highlights the breach the boundary wall of the school and the absence of any grill in the school washroom , which makes its very easily accessible.  

"School failed to discharge its responsibility to file FIR and inform District Education Officer and CBSE after knowing the incident," the board said, adding that the FIR was subsequently filed by a parent.

The show-cause notice has been issued to the manager of the Bhondsi branch of Ryan International with a time period of 15 days to reply.

The Haryana government yesterday ordered a CBI probe into the murder and announced that it would take over the administration of the school for three months.

(With PTI inputs) 

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