|TW Commissioner R.Laxman verifying registers|
The Tribal welfare department will enforce strict rules on permission for girl students of Tribal schools and hostels to go home, their movements being tracked on a regular basis.
This decision comes in the wake of separate incidents in which two tribal girls were reportedly missing from tribal hostel and later found dead. Another girl eloped with a married person in Warangal district recently.
The State government took serious note of this while the opposition parties launched an agitation, alleging that the girls were raped and murdered and demanded an action against the culprits.
Telangana Tribal welfare commissioner R. Laxman, who is inspecting the tribal welfare schools and hostels told the officials to maintain proper registers on student’s movements and their guardian’s contact information including photos.
A separate page will be kept for each student in the register and movements of the students will be entered time to time so that movement of the students will be tracked.
Tribal Welfare Commissioner R. Laxman inspected a girls’ school in Rasimetta in Jainoor mandal.
Laxman said ‘they are facing many problems with no proper maintenance of registers related to student’s movements when incidents took place like recently in Warangal and are now keeping a close watch on the movements of the students especially girls’.
Henceforth, hostel wardens and headmasters would only allow girls students to go out or to their homes in the villages with their parents’ or guardians consent.
Project officer of the ITDA, Utnoor R.V Karnan said ‘a separate page for each student would be maintained in the register and for all classes, and vigilance would be intensified’