Delhi High Court (Siddharth Mridul J) has today sought reply from the Directorate of Education, Govt of Delhi by 20.01.2012 on a petition filed by parents through Advocate Ashok Agarwal seeking directions against the DOE to ensure immediate filling up of as many as 14 posts of teaching staff and one post of non-teaching staff in a Government Aid School, namely, Air Force Senior Secondary School, Palam. The petition states that Sneha, student of Class I is without a teacher for the last full one year. The petition also states that in the absence of adequate teaching staff; nearly 1900 students are facing difficulty in their education.
“RTE Act, 2009 has come into force from 01.04.2010 and it requires that there has to be proper pupil-teacher ratio in place within 6 months of coming into force of the Act, but till date, the schools sans large number of teachers which violates Articles 14, 15, 21, 21-A and 38 of the Constitution of India and also Section 25 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009”, argued Ashok Agarwal.
Next date of hearing is fixed for 20.01.2012.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate