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Monday, 2 April 2012

TWO YEARS AFTER RTE - MUCH HAVE NOT CHANGED



(1) Two years after RTE - J.K Happy School forcibly handed over T.C. to disabled student

On 30 March 2012, the principal of an unaided private school, namely, J.K.Happy School, Churiwalan, Delhi-110006 has forcibly handed over Transfer Certificate of a Class VII disabled student Master Himanshu Verma to his father Ashok Verma. Master Himanshu lost her mother 4 years ago. Advocate Ashok Agarwal has sent a phonogram to the school requesting the school to allow Himanshu to continue in the school. It is submitted that despite the fact that the parent has been regularly paying the school fees, the school does not want child to continue in the school on account of his low performance in studies. It is unfortunate that the school does not realize that the student is suffering from mental disability and it is for the school to do its best to develop the child instead of throwing him out of the school.

(2) TWO YEARS AFTER RTE - SCHOOL DENIES CONTINUATION OF 4 YRS OLD ARYAN IN PRE-PRIMARY CLASS

On 31 March 2012, Rukmini Devi Public School, CD Block, Pitampura, Delhi-110034 has illegally denied continuation of Master Aryan son of Shri Neeraj Kumar r/o 25 Popular Apartments, Sector 13, Rohini, Delhi-110085 (M-9311123566) in pre-primary class. Advocate Ashok Agarwal has sent a phonogram to the school requesting the school to allow Aryan to continue in pre-primary class in the academic year 2012-13. Response is awaited.

Master Aryan’s father has complained to Advocate Ashok Agarwal that his son is studying in class pre-school in the academic year 2011-12 and he has paid the demanded fee of Rs.90,000/- to the school. His son got passing record and is promoted to pre-primary class and is also allotted Section B. He has also purchased books and school dress from the school for pre-primary class. Now the Class Teacher has called him on telephone and told him that as he has not filled up the admission form, his son cannot be allowed to continue in the school. The Class Teacher has also asked him to return the books. He said that the school has not informed him about the admission form for promoting in the next class and without any such communication; the school cannot discontinue his son. He has requested Mr. Agarwal to take necessary action.

It is submitted that when it is case of automatic promotion from pre-school to pre-primary class, where is a question of filling up an admission form? The school is just harassing the hapless parent, may be, with a view to take illegal donation from him.