Installation of jammers in school premisesInstallation of jammers in school premises
There has been one instance of sexual abuse reported to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) against its affiliated schools in Navi Mumbai in the year 2016.
Kamlesh Vaswani had filed a writ petition (Civil) No. 177 of 2013 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In this case Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had filed an additional affidavit as under:
(i) It may not be feasible to install jammers inside the school premises since jammers in schools will block internet access to computers used by children. However, in order to prevent access of pornographic sites on the cell phones by the Driver or anyone who is in charge of the children in the buses they can be installed in the buses.
(ii) The Proposal to have one male and female child counselor in every school and special workshops conducted in schools for awareness of sex education can be considered.
The matter came up for hearing on 14.07.2017 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The next date of hearing is 21.08.2017 and the matter is presently subjudice.