City Schools Seek CISF Advice To Secure Campus

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Kolkata: To make the campus safer for children,Four of the 14 schools nationwide, have approached the Central Industrial Security Force are from Kolkata.

The schools have approached the CISF to get a security audit done after the paramilitary agency, which reports to the ministry of home affairs, sent out letters last month, stating it could help create a “safe and secure” environment for children for a fee.

St Xavier’s Institution principal Lipika Ghosh said: “The CISF is a specialised agency and we want to take the help of a specialist in security-related matters. We have a system in place but there is always scope for improvement.” GEMS Akademia principal Aditi Mukherjee was not available to speak on the issue.

Expert teams from the CISF’s consultancy wing will soon visit these schools and prepare a professional security blue-print for them. It tells clients where to instal the CCTV cameras, where to deploy security staff, how to check access control, how to train security staff and instal emergency-response gadgets.

The force has assured the schools that its security solutions will be custom-made for them, just like it is for its other clients. The consultancy fee would be around Rs 4 lakh for a school, officials said.

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