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LNJP Hospital denies treatment to Ankit suffering from a disorder with his genitalia (regarding penis size)
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DECCAN HERALD 3 JUNE 2012 New Delhi, May 31 2012, DHNS: Several children have written postcards to Chief Justice of Delhi asking him to intervene in resolving persistent issues in government schools — relating to health, water, absent teachers, hygiene, security and abuse by non-teaching staff. The postcard campaign was organised by a civil rights group at Jahangirpuri resettlement colony and Samaypur Badli slum colony for children from economically weaker background. This campaign saw wide-scale participation from children studying in government schools — Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya, Badli, Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Badli, Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Jahangirpuri and others. Nearly 75 postcards were collected. Madhubala, a class 11 student of Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya, Badli complained that students have to clean classrooms on a roll number- wise roster. Premchand, a class 12 student of Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Badli said that the teachers are always sleeping in the class. Students also alleged that teachers force them to deal with garbage. They complained that in many schools fans did not work, there is no water supply, no canteens and the toilets are unhygienic. Siraz Anwar, a student of Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Azadpur Colony highlighted that cleaners abuse students and they are forced to leave school premises even during school hours due to lack of security. Lack of books and bad condition of stationery in schools were also highlighted. Students wrote about inadequate computer facilities and teachers who were not trained to teach their subject. Khagesh Jha and Ashok Agarwal, advocates and RTE campaigners expressed their happiness over various High Court orders regarding the Right to Education, which have been instrumental in initiating a positive change. However, they said a lot more needs to be done to improve basic facilities in government schools. On the positive side, Sushmita, a student of MCD Primary School, Rohini Sector-18 said teachers are helpful and she feels safe in school.
It is no secret that the teachers and non teaching staff of unaided private schools are exploited by the managements of their schools. As per DSE Act and Rules 1973 they must be paid at par with their counter parts in Government Schools and on paper they are paid at par but the reality is totally different. The school managements have devised various tactics by which they pay only meager salaries to the teaching and non teaching staff and underhand take back a major part of the salary shown in books as paid to the teaching and non teaching staff. Secondly there is no job security, many teachers are hired on temporary /ad hoc basis and are never made permanent even after teaching for many years, simply by manipulating their service records. Hardly any teacher dares to raise his/her voice against the injustice and anybody who dares is immediately terminated by the school management. On the other hand, the parents are being exploited by the managements of unaided private schools since they know that the parents have no other option than to get their wards admitted in unaided private schools as the standard of education in the Government or Government aided schools are very poor. The managements of unaided schools are very conveniently using teachers against parents and the parents against teachers to achieve their ulterior goals of making as much money as possible in shortest possible time. All India Parents Association (AIPA) believes that until and unless parents, Teacher and non teaching staff are united, this exploitation is not going to end. In order to discus and understand the problems faced by the teaching and non teaching staff of unaided private schools and to find out solutions, the AIPA is organizing a meeting on Sunday the 3rd June 2012 at 11:00 AM at Lawyers Canteen, Western Wing, Tis Hazari Courts Delhi. Teachers and staff members from unaided private schools are welcome and invited to join the meeting to share their experiences and problems to chalk out an action plan to fight against the exploitation. Ashok Agarwal, Advocate National President, AIPA M-09811101923 I.S.Gambhir President, AIPA, Delhi M-9717278279