The Director of Education
Government of NCT of Delhi
Old Secretariat Building
Subject: Violation of RTE Act, 2009 by Government Boys Senior Secondary School, New Ashok Nagar, Delhi 96 in denying re-admission to Master Mohd. Altaf and Master Mohd. Aftab in C;ass VII
I am in receipt of yet another complaint against a Delhi Government School, namely Government Boys Senior Secondary School, New Ashok Nagar, Delhi-96, for having denied re-admission to Master Mohd. Altaf and Master Mohd. Aftab, both s/o Sh. Sabir Ali (M: 9560384201), r/o D-83, New Ashok Nagar, Delhi-96 who had dropped out of school owing to a family-tragedy after completing class VI in 2012.
Master Mohd. Altaf and Master Mohd. Aftab are siblings and had been studying in GBSSS, New Ashok Nagar, till 2012. Owing to the death of their mother, they dropped out of school in the academic year 2012-13 and remained out of school in the next year, 2013-14 as well. This year, the children have been making rounds to the school since April 2014 for admission to Class VII, but the school has refused to admit the children.
School system ought to encourage drop-outs to return to school, but ironically, our Government schools, far from being encouraging or receptive, are devoting their energies in keeping such children out of school. In this way, the schools are directly promoting child-labour.
In these circumstances, you are requested to intervene in the matter and take steps to get the children admitted to Class VII in the said school in the year-2014-15.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Natinal President, AIPA