|Dr. Pampa Chaudhuri||Principal, PICT Model School|
|Mr. Kishor Mhasvade||Police Inspector, Hinjewadi Traffic Dept.|
|Mr. Sudeep Shinde||Sudeep Logistics, Transport Vendor|
|Mr. Vishal Sawant||Transport Manager|
|Mr. Suresh Sable||Centre Head of Education Dept, Mulshi|
Welcome address and Introduction of all the members.
The meeting commenced with a warm welcome to the members present. It was noted that the Parent representative and Mrs. Sapana Devtale, Assistant Police Inspector, Mhalunge had expressed their inability to attend the meeting. Leave of absence was granted to them.
Bus Rules and Bus routes
Mr. Sudeep Shinde informed the Meeting that the school has stringent Bus rules that are strictly observed and monitored.
Safety and Security measures
Mr. Sudeep informed the Meeting that all the buses are insured, have speed governors and are well maintained. The Meeting was informed that the school has a fleet of 19 buses which are used only to transport children of PICT Model School. All the buses are parked in the school premises only. All the buses have the school branding. The buses have all the necessary approvals from the RTO as per the norms. The documents were made available at the meeting.
Safety and Security measures
Mr. Kishor Mhasvade, the PI Traffic Dept. (Hinjewadi) informed the Meeting the police verification has to be done for all the drivers every year. At this juncture, Mr. Shinde expressed the practical concerns faced to obtain the Police Clearance Certificates, especially for drivers who have migrated to Pune for work. To this query, the Police Inspector, Mr. Mhasvade informed that a letter provided by the society/house owner where the driver resides stating the current residential details of the driver will suffice for proof of residence. He also mentioned that the website of the Maharashtra Police should be referred to for Police Clearance Certificates.
The Police Inspector also suggested that the eChallan Pune app should be used on a regular basis by the transport Manager. This app helps to show the past history of the vehicle/driver and hence helps to check on offences if any. Mr. Shinde expressed that this information is extremely helpful. Mr. Vishal, the Transport Manager also expressed that the app would help to monitor traffic violations, if any by the school buses and assured the meeting that this app would be used by him regularly.
Mr. Mhasvade, the Police Inspector, also suggested that the School Transport Committee should have one member from the RTO. The meeting noted the same.
Mr. Mhasvade informed the meeting that the traffic rules and regulations are pan India and have been regulated by the Central and State government which have to be adhered to in spirit. The Principal also expressed that the rules and regulations have been formulated in the best interests and keeping in mind the safety and security of the learners. As such, the school follows the prescribed norms in the best interests of the learners availing the transport facility.
Mr. Suresh Sable, Centre Head of Education Dept, Mulshi expressed his satisfaction over the measures adopted by the school with regard to the safety and security measures.
The Principal also recommended to have the next meeting in the month of April as the new academic year begins from 1st April 2019 and additional buses will be added to cater to the growing strength of the school.
Vote of thanks
There being no other agenda, the meeting ended with a Vote of thanks by the Principal to all the members present for attending the meeting and sharing their valuable inputs.