State passes orders to all ashramshaalas’ staff to stay in same village at night

Mumbai : The recent incidents of sexual harassment and rape cases in a couple of tribal ashramshalas (tribal residential schools) in Maharashtra has prompted the State Government to take an emergent decision. Now it has been turned compulsory for all the teaching and non-teaching staff to stay in the ashramshalas or at the same village during night,
The state social justice department has issued a government resolution in this regard, which says that instead of going home to some other town or village, all the teaching and non-teaching staff must stay in the same village at night time instead of going home. The GR also threatened that disciplinary action will be taken if staff do not follow instructions.

The department has issued a government resolution (GR) on Monday stating that all teaching and non-teaching staff in aided ashram schools, junior colleges with hostel facility, ashram schools for scheduled tribe and scheduled caste, ashram schools for handicap and special students as well as government-run ashram schools must stay in the same village to handle a situation in case of an emergency such as unfortunate incident or natural calamity.