Thursday, April 24, 2014

Delhi Government denies admission to dropout girl student in violation of RTE Act, 2009 - AIPA writes to Delhi LG Najeeb Jung

Lieutenant Governor
Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Raj Niwas Marg
Delhi – 110054

Date  24.04.2014

Subject – Dropout girl student denied admission by government school in violation of RTE Act, 2009
In a shocking incident , Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, JJ Colony, Khichadipur, Delhi – 51 (School ID No 1002360) has today denied admission to 13 years old dropout girl student in class VI/VII in utter violation of the provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act, 2009).
Km. Anjali Kanojia, D/o Sunita Devi (Mob – 9871536086), resident of 7/472 Khichadipur Delhi - 110091 was two years back studying in Class IV in MCD School Nagar Nigam Vidyalaya, Block 7, Khichadipur, Delhi-110091. While Anjali was studying, her mother met with an accident due to which her mother could not continue the work of ironing the clothes which was the only source of income. Anjali after dropout of school engaged herself in work of ironing of clothes in order to help her mother financially.
Anjali realizing that without education, her career would be doomed, she stared insisting her mother to get her admitted in government school. Today her mother took her to Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya and met the principal and requested her to grant her admission in class VI/VII as she is about 13 years of age. The principal of the school flatly refused to grant her admission in any class saying that she must produce a school leaving certificate of class V/VI passed. Her mother told the principal that they did not have any document with them but Anjali wants to study. The principal of school was reminded of provisions of RTE Act, 2009, according to which a dropout student is entitled to admission in school in age appropriate class. The principal turned the mother and child out of school saying that she (Principal) has well read the provisions of RTE Act, 2009 and Anjali was not entitled to admission under any of such provisions.
In these circumstances Km. Anjali along with her mother Sunita Devi have personally approached me and requested to help. It is not only unfortunate but also illegal and unconstitutional that Delhi Government run school has denied admission to a dropout girl student who wishes to study.
It is therefore requested that necessary action may be taken in this matter ensuring immediate admission to Km. Anjali Kanojia in class VI/VII, as the case may be, in school Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, JJ Colony, Khichadipur, Delhi – 51.

With regards

Ashok Agarwal
National President AIPA
Mob - 9811101923

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