RTE VIOLATED WITH IMPUNITY- Student Nand Kumar denied admission in class VI by Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School
The Director of Education
Government of NCT of Delhi
Old Secretariat Building
Civil Lines Delhi 110054
29 March 2012
Subject: RTE VIOLATED - Student Nand Kumar denied admission in class VI by Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi
Ms. Archana Agnihotri, Social Jurist Volunteer, resident of N – 107, GK 1, New Delhi 48 (M-921205649) has complained to me that the principal of Government Boys Senior Secondary School (2nd shift) Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi 110049 has denied admission to Master Nand Kumar s/o Dashrath Mandal (M-931055772) in class VI in the academic year 2012-13 on the alleged ground that he is old for class VI. A copy of the complaint dated 29/03/2012 is enclosed hereto for your ready reference.
It is submitted that there is no legal justification at all on the part of the Principal of the Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Sadiq Nagar to deny admission to Master Nand Kumar in class VI because Master Nand Kumar had been earlier studying in MCD Adarsh Co-Ed School, Jamrudpur, New Delhi from where he has passed class V in the academic year 2011-12 and has also been issued a Transfer Certificate dated 24/03/2012 by the MCD school. A copy of the Transfer Certificate dated 24/03/2012 is also enclosed hereto for your ready reference.
Ms. Archana Agnihotri has also written in her complaint that she is getting several complaints from different people against the principal of the of Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi that he harasses poor parents and gives a hard time to students in admitting them. She has also written that Master Nand Kumar wants to study seriously and that his father and mother both are very poor. His father is a car cleaner and his mother a domestic helper. They are also uneducated, but it does not mean that anybody can exploit these poor and helpless people. She has requested me to help this boy to secure admission in this school because this is the closest school where the boy can go to study. It is needless to say that the boy and his mother have personally met me today.
That the denial on the part of the school Principal to admit master Nand Kumar in class VI on the alleged ground that he is old for Class VI is not only unconstitutional but also in violation of the express provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
You are therefore requested to look into this matter urgently and ensure that Master Nand Kumar is admitted in Class VI in the academic year 2012-13 in the Govt. Boys Senior Secondary School, Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi.
Advisor- Social Jurist
Mob no. 9811101923