With a view to ensure safety and security in technical Institutes, the Haryana government has directed all such institutes in the state to install CCTV cameras at all important spots, to constitute Parents-teachers-students committee, ensure police verification and psychometric evaluation of all its employees, introduce emergency notification system and get done the security and safety audit of the premises and the employees.

An official spokesperson said that the Technical Education Department has issued guidelines concerning safety and security measures.

He said that all the institutes, whether government or private, would have to mandatorily install CCTV cameras at all important spots such as rest rooms, entry gates, boundary walls, all the corridors and the staircases, library , auditorium, computer lab, entrance of class rooms, entrance of washrooms, etc. The CCTV cameras must be functional at all times along with provision of adequate recording and storage capacity for 45 days. Timely supervision of the working of CCTV cameras must be done by a dedicated team.

A Movement Register should be maintained by the security personnel maintaining the record of every entry and exit in it. All institute would have to constitute parents- teachers- students committee to address the safety needs of the students and to take regular feedback from the parents, he added.

He further stated that the police verification and psychometric evaluation of all the employees may be done very carefully and in the detailed manner. Certification be sent to the Technical Education Department biannually.

Besides, they also ensure that the students follow the Standard Operating Procedures and prescribed safety norms while performing the practical in the laboratory and workshops. Important telephone number of the nearby Health and the Police Department should be available and displayed in the workshops and labs, he added.

All the Technical Institutes are required to establish the mechanism for grievance redressal. Further, the technical institutes are also required to establish Internal Complaint Committee as per section 4 All India Council for Technical Education (Gender Sensitization, Prevention and Prohibition of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students and Redressal of Grievances in Technical Institutions) Regulations, 2016.

The details of the said Committees along with contact details of the committee members should be displayed prominently on the Notice Board of the institute and also on the intuitional website for information of all stakeholders, he added.