The Lieutenant Governor,
Government of NCT of Delhi,
Rajniwas, Rajniwas Marg.
Civil Lines, Delhi-54
2nd August 2014
Subject: Congress MLA owned R. D. Public Senior Secondary School, Krishna Vihar wrongfully denies Transfer Certificates to two poor students
I have been informed by Smt. Reena Chowdhry W/o Shri Sandeep Chowdhry, R/o T-1, C-54 Budh Vihar Phase- I, Delhi- 110086 [Mob.- 9555772635], that her two sons Master Vijul Chowdhry and Master Jatin Chowdhry have been wrongfully denied Transfer Certificates by R. D. Public Senior Secondary School, Krishna Vihar, New Delhi- 110086 [Phone No.- 011-25473692].
Master Vijul Chowdhry and Master Jatin Chowdhry have completed Classes VII and X from the above mentioned school, but wished to withdraw from the school as their parents did not have the financial resources to continue paying the fee of a private school and thus wanted to shift to a Government school. Smt. Reena Chowdhry wrote an application to R. D. Public Senior Secondary School in April 2014, expressing her will to withdraw her two sons from the school. When Smt. Reena Chowdhry went to collect her sons’ Transfer Certificates, the school administration delayed the matter and told her to come again later. Smt. Reena visited the school several times but the school management continued to procrastinate handing over the Transfer Certificates. Smt. Reena Chowdhry made several representations to the school during this time. When she went to the school yet again in July 2014 to seek her sons’ Transfer Certificates, she was told that she would first have to clear the dues for the months of April-July. It is submitted that this demand is outright arbitrary, illegal and unjust.
She had cleared the dues up to March 2014 well in time and had made a representation in April 2004 itself that she wished to withdraw her sons from the school. The school persistently denied handing over Transfer Certificates to the two boys and are now demanding fee for the months of April-July as a condition precedent for obtaining the Transfer Certificates. The two boys did not even attend school during this period and thus this demand of fee is absolutely unjustified and amounts to extortion on the hands of the school management. Smt. Reena Chowdhry had made another representation to the DDE on 26.07.2014 regarding the matter, but no action has been taken till date. (Copy of the same is enclosed)
It is interesting to note that Smt. Reena Chowdhry had also made an attempt to withdraw her sons from this school last year, but was coaxed into staying by a marginal decrease in the fee. However, Smt. Reena does not have the financial resources to continue paying the high fees of a private school. The two boys are currently out of school and are being prevented from taking admission in any Government school since they do not have their respective Transfer Certificates. The school is owned by Shri Jai Kishan Dhaka, who is a Congress MLA from Sultanpur-Majra in Delhi, and the students and parents are unable to get any relief since the school is owned by such an influential person. The students and parents are having to pay a heavy price for this, not only financially but also in terms of education since the boys are currently out of school and unable to get admission anywhere else.
I thus request you to look into the matter and direct the above mentioned school to hand over the Transfer Certificates to the two students without demanding clearance of any dues since the fee demanded for the months of April-July is outright unjust and bad in law.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate.
All India Parents Association.
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