Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV) illegally forcing 17 Class X passed students to leave the Vidyalaya
Shri Arvindar Singh Lovely
Government of NCT of
Sub: - Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV) illegally forcing 17 Class X passed students to leave the Vidyalaya
It has been brought to our notice that Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Lajpat Nagar – II,
It is submitted that the said Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), at Lajpat Nagar – II, has only 2 streams in class XI i.e. 1) Science and 2) Commerce. There is no Arts Stream available in the said RPVV. Therefore, all these students are legally entitled to admission in class XI in Commerce stream at least.
Your attention is invited to judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court in cases of PRINCIPAL, CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL AND ANOTHER vs. PAYAL GUPTA (Ms) AND OTHERS [ (1995) 5 SCC 512 ] and PRINCIPAL, KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA AND OTHERS vs. SAURBH CHAUDHARY AND OTHERS [ (2009) 1 SCC 794].
It is submitted that the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the aforementioned decisions have prohibited the school from turning down a student because he / she fails to get the cut-off level of marks for admission in class XI.
It is submitted that the cases of above stated students of Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV) are squarely covered by the law laid down in the aforementioned judgments and they are entitled to be promoted/ admitted in class XI in commerce stream at least in the said Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Lajpat Nagar- II ,
You are therefore requested to kindly look into the matter and to do the needful ensuring that Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Lajpat Nagar – II instead of turning down these students out of the Vidyalaya, grant them admission in class XI in Commerce stream in the academic year 2011-12.
Advisor, Social Jurist
Saturday, June 25, 2011
COME FORWARD AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Delhi Government run Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi has told as many as 17 Class X passed students to leave the Vidayalaya and seek admission in Class XI in any other school on the alleged ground that the marks having been secured by them in Class X CBSE Examinations do not make them eligible to admit/promote them to Class XI in Commerce Stream in the RPVV. The RPVV Lajpat Nagar is having only two streams in class XI i.e. Science and Commerce.
These students have a legal right to continue their education in the same RPVV till Class XII. Therefore, the action on the part of the RPVV in not granting admission/promotion to these students in Class XI in Commerce stream in the same RPVV irrespective of the marks secured by them is illegal and unconstitutional. One of these students has already approached me for taking up the matter in the High Court. All or any student who is similarly denied the right to continue studies in RPVV and wish to fight for his right may contact me immediately. Cases of all these students will be taken up by me in the Delhi High Court totally free of costs.
FREE TREATMENT FACILITY IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS – The Monitoring Committee of Government of Delhi of which I am also a member, on 24.06.2011 inspected four hospitals, namely, Jaipur Golden Hospital, 2 Institutional Area, Sector-2, Rohini, Delhi-85, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Sector-14, Extn. Madhuban Chowk, Rohini, New Delhi-85, Bhagwati Hospital, C-S/OCF-6, Sector-13 Rohini, Delhi-85 and Saroj Hospital & Heart Institute, Sector-14, Extn., Madhuban Chowk, Rohini, Delhi-85. In
Friday, June 17, 2011
One disturbing fact highlighted earlier was that the despite the school being co-ed, girls and boys have been segregated in Hindi medium sections. Another disturbing fact is that all the Sections are over crowded ; VI-A 94 students, VI-B 82 students, VI-C 72 students, VI-D 80 students,VII-A 105 students,VII-B 80 students, VII-C 77students, VII-D 78 students, VIII-A 100 students, VIII-B 100 students, VIII-C 100 students, VIII-D 88 students, VIII-E 86 students, IX-A 106 students, IX-B 93 Students, IX-C 70 students, IX-D 70 students, IX-E 71 students, X-C 69 students, X-D 71 students.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
WHY IS IT SO?????????
(Having 2111 students including over 1000 girl students)
There are total 6 Sections . 2 Sections are exclusively having Girls enrolled and 3 Sections exclusively having Boys enrolled and all these 5 Sections are Hindi medium. 6th Section is English medium having both Girls and Boys enrolled.
There are total 6 Sections. 2 Sections exclusively for Girls & 3 Sections exclusively for Boys and all these 5 sections are Hindi Medium. 6th Section is of English Medium and is having both Girls and Boys enrolled.
Class 8th, 9th and 10th
There are total 5 Sections in each 8th, 9th and 10th classes. 2 Sections in each of these classes are exclusively for girls and the rest of the 3 Sections in each of these classes are exclusively for boys and all the section are Hindi Medium.
Presently, there is no English Medium Section but it will come up in the next academic year when Class 7th students of English medium would be promoted to class 8th.
Such a Gender Discrimination Practice is also prevalent in Government Co-ed School at Tuglakabad .There is possibility of prevalence of such unfair and unjust practice in many more Delhi Government Co-ed Schools.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Advisor, Social Jurist
16 June 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
AIDED AND UNAIDED PVT SCHOOLS SANS SPECIAL EDUCATORS - SOCIAL JURIST WRITES TO DOE,GNCTD AND COMMISSIONER, MCD
The Director of Education,
Government of NCT of
14 June 2011
You may be certainly aware of the fact that almost all unaided and aided private schools in Delhi whether recognized by the Government of NCT of Delhi or by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi do not at all have both physical and academic infrastructure in their schools for the education of children with disabilities. For instance, Special Educators (Special Education Teachers) are very much needed for the education of children with disabilities and more particularly, for the children with disabilities suffering from visual impairment, hearing impairment and mental retardation. Unfortunately, all these schools sans special educators. These facts have even been verified on the basis of information having been gathered by us through the Right to Information Act.
Needless to say that children with disabilities have the Right to Education even through these unaided and aided private schools. Moreover, the fact that children with disabilities have been added in the definition of ‘Child belonging to the Disadvantaged Category’ within the meaning of Section 2(d) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 vide your notification dated 07.01.2011 in terms of which they are entitled to be considered for admission and freeship in unaided recognized private schools to the extent of 25 % makes it more essential that the unaided recognized private schools must have both physical and academic infrastructure for the education of these children with disabilities. The present scenario is that these aided and unaided schools are avoiding or denying admission to the children with disabilities on the ground that they do not have physical and academic infrastructure for the education of these children. This is not only unfortunate but also illegal and unconstitutional.
Reference is made to a decision dated 16.09.2009 of a Division Bench of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in case of PIL WP(C) No. 6771 of 2008 entitled Social Jurist, A Civil Rights Group v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors whereby the Hon’ble Delhi High Court directed state and local body run schools to have 2 Special Educators in each school. It is submitted that such directions deserve to be extended to all unaided and aided private schools of
In terms of Rule 43 of Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, you are empowered to issue directions for implementation of the provisions of Delhi School Education Act, 1973.
It is, therefore, requested that directions may be issued to all aided and unaided private schools to ensure that they shall have atleast 2 Special Educators in each school for education of children with disabilities. Directions may also be issued to these schools to ensure barrier free environment for the benefit of Children with Disabilities.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Social Jurist, Advisor
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Kashmeri Gate, Delhi-11006
Sub: Violation of Child Rights – Complaint against
Shri Rashid Ahmad Khan, parent of Master Ayaan Ahmad Khan has brought to our notice that Master Ayaan Ahmad Khan, a student of class XII B in Summer Field School, Kailash Colony, New Delhi had been critically injured on 30 March 2011 during school hours on account of the school’s negligence. It is stated that on 30 March 2011 around 11:35 am during lunch break the students were in playful mood, they were pushing the door of class from both ends. Master Ayaan was trying to go inside the class from outside. As he pushed the door, his hand met with the glass on the upper part of the door and was broken by a slight force only as it was already loose, after this he could not control his hand from falling on his wrist on the remaining broken pieces of glass still struck on the door ,he had hurt his right wrist with one major and one slightly small cut. He was taken to Sehgal nursing home by the school clinic incharge as she saw him badly injured. Ayaan had to undergo a surgery on his right wrist for almost two hours and was plastered for 21 days. Even after getting his stitches cut and wound healed he had to take a physiotherapy for about three months and his hand may take six months to heal from inside properly.
It is submitted that all the treatment that Ayan received in the nursing home was billed to Rs. 36 thousands and for the medicines and the consultation to doctor and bandage which is approximately Rs 3000/- per week is continuing. Apart from this the mental trauma caused to the whole family and physical pain that Ayaan is suffering can not be compensated by any means. However, the school must bear the cost of treatment for Ayaan by the nursing home as it would at least convey a message that that the quality of glass used on the class door was very poor, hence, this unfortunate accident and the same is the case with all the glasses used in school.
It is also submitted that that parents think school as the safest place for their kids after homes and if the building of school is so unsafely made how will the parents get confidence in school. The same can happen again to some other student if corrective steps are not taken as it seems that the glass used does not meet the safety standard. It is submitted that the safety and security of the student in the school during school hours is of paramount importance and the breach of the same tantamount to violation of right to education.
It is submitted that the kids cannot be barred from playing and school is a place where they will most definitely play with friends. So we can not find fault with the kids for playing in the school. As it is Summer Fields now has no space left for the students to play like before. It is needless to say that right to play is one of the most important rights of the kids which cannot be ignored by any school.
The parent has written a letter to the school as back as on 12.04.2011 followed by a reminder but the school has not bothered to even respond to these letters. It is, therefore, requested that necessary action may be taken against the school to ensure safe and sound environment to the students.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Advisor, Social Jurist,