The Punjab Govt issued notification issuing instructions for creating a smooth passage for school buses and ambulances during any political or social demonstrations or protests. Government of Punjab vide its notification constituted Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights u/s 17 of commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005-an Act of Govt. of India for safeguarding the rights of children and to monitor the effective implementation of Child related Acts in the state.Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court has designated the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights as Nodal Agency for implementing the Punjab Safe School Vahan Policy meant for providing safety of children in school vahans/buses framed in view of orders passed by Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court.Commission has noticed that in the event of Political, Social and religious sit-ins/demonstration etc., traffic is halted which also consists of school buses carrying small school children causing a lot of harassment and inconvenience to them and their condition is aggravated in the extremes of weather, one such incident came to notice is news item published in the leading newspaper. News item brought to the fore that due to this political sit-in, small children remained without food and water for a considerable time and due to reaching home late also kept their parents hassled.As the administration is made known beforehand about such protests so in view of above stated position you are requested directions to concerned for creating corridor/makeshift barricade at sideways for passage of school buses as well for ambulances during such occasions so that safety and security of children be ensured.
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