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Appoint women drivers, helpers in school buses: Maneka Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today suggested appointing women drivers and helpers in school buses as a way to prevent any attacks on children by the bus personnel.

Gandhi made the suggestion during a meeting with women and child welfare department officials here, according to an official release.


She made the suggestion in the wake of an attack and killing of a student of a private school by a bus helper in recently, it said.

Gandhi suggested that women drivers and helpers can be appointed in school buses to prevent such incidents, it said.

The Union Minister also assured the state that the Centre would provide funds for the training of women drivers and bus helpers, the release said.

She discussed a number of issues concerning women and child welfare in Telangana, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 22:28 IST
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