New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force, which is tasked with protecting airports, ports, the Metro and certain vital installations, as well as providing security to various public sector industrial units, has now offered to provide security consultation to leading schools across the country.

The CISF has written to some educational institutions, including Kendriya Vidyalayas, Scindia School, Doon School, DPS and Modern School, saying it was willing to provide its professional expertise to them to help put in place a more secure environment for the school students.For this, it will charge a service fee of nearly `4 lakh from each schools, whereas private organisations usually charge a far higher amount.

CISF officials said the move had been triggered after the killing of a student at Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, and there was a view within the force that schools too need professional expertise to revamp their security arrangements.