Commitment to transparent functioning

We at Pardarshita strongly feel that while we demand the government departments to be transparent with everyone, we also have a duty of maintaining transparency in terms of our own work, expenditures, funding and so on. So, to re-iterate our commitment towards ethical and pardarshi work, we invite anyone to inspect our books of accounts.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

DCPCR working under pressure of Delhi Government

In the month of May 2010, many parents of New Seema Puri approached Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV), New Seema Puri with a written request for admission of their children. The Vice Principal of SKV denied admission to these children stating, in writing, that 'there is no seat available in the school, therefore admission cannot be given' to them.
The Right to Education Act 2009 (RTE) implemented since April 1 2010 ensures free and compulsory elementary education to all children. So now, it is the right of every child to get admission to school. A Commission in Delhi has also been set up under the Act for ensuring the rights of children. Hence it is the responsibility of the Delhi Commission for Protection of Childs Rights (DCPCR) to ensure the children get admitted to school.
A complaint was filed with DCPCR regarding the written denial for the admission of these children by the vice principal of the school. The Commission directed the Directorate of Education to admit these children or otherwise action would be taken against Department.
However, it is extremely surprising that after four months, DCPCR has sent a letter on September 1 2010 stating that “admission to these children cannot be given in SKV, New Seema Puri because of non-availability of seats in the school. The parents of these children are advised to take admission in other neighborhood schools.”
But, the fact is that in this particular SKV, there are 60-80 students who are studying in a single section of many classes. 

Now, four months have passed and the admissions are closed, question is where will these children study. Other questions we ask are:
  • For whom is this Commission functioning - the GOVERNMENT or the CHILDREN?
  • Is this Commission bound to work under pressure of the Government?
  • Are the appointments being made just to oblige the people who are closer to the Government?
  • Who is responsible for spoiling one year of these children?
  • How will the children be compensated for this one year's loss?

Rajiv Kumar
F-185,186 New Seema Puri
Ph: 011-22356476, 9899358835