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.

Friday, 4 November 2011

NCPCR sends notice to Sanskriti School on Pardarshita's complaint (frwded message from NCPCR)

--- On Tue, 25/10/11, RTE Division NCPCR <> wrote:

From: RTE Division NCPCR <>
Subject: Sanskriti School makes a joke of high court orders and Directorate of Education by not publishing the information pertaining to admission given under EWS quota on the school website
Date: Tuesday, 25 October, 2011, 11:40 AM

5th FLOOR, Chanderlok Buidling, Janpath, New Dehi - 110 001
Phone : 011 23724027/28/29, Fax No. : 011 23724026/23731584
Website :, Email :

F.No: DL-1206/27387/2010-11/RTE

Date: 24/10/2011

To,      Smt. Abha Sahgal
      The Principal
      Sanskriti School
      Dr. S.Radhakrishnan Marg
      Chanakyapuri - 21

Subject: Sanskriti School makes a joke of high court orders and Directorate of Education by not publishing the information pertaining to admission given under EWS quota on the school website

        I am directed to say that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has been constituted under the provisions of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 for protection of child rights and other related matters. One of the functions assigned to the Commission under Section 13 (1)(j) of CPCR Act is to inquire into complaints and suo motu cognizance in relation to deprivation and violation of child rights.

2.        The Commission has received a complaint (a copy of the complaint is enclosed) dated 08/10/2011 from Ritu Mehra . The gist of the complaint / allegation is as under:

"Sanskriti School makes a joke of high court orders and Directorate of Education by not publishing the information pertaining to admission given under EWS quota on the school website. The complaint is self explanatory which may kindly be perused."

3.        After perusing the complaint, the Commission has taken cognizance of the matter and directed that the matter be referred to you for investigation/inquiry and report to the Commission.

4.        You are accordingly requested to get the matter investigated and take further necessary action. A factual report, along with authenticated copies of the relevant documents, be sent to the Commission within 15 days of issue of this letter. The Report should indicate inter-alia the information on the following points :

  1. Kindly look into the matter on priority basis and follow the provisions of the RTE Act 2009 according to which for the purpose of this Act, a school, (c) Specified in sub- clause (iii) and (iv) of clause (n) of section 2 shall admit in class I, to the extent of at least twenty-five per cent. Of the strength of that class, children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in the neighborhood and provide free and compulsory elementary education till its completion.
  2. List of children who gets admitted under EWS quota should be made public through website

5.        In case, any other Commission duly constituted under any law, has also taken up this matter with you or any other authority, a copy of their communication may also be furnished.

6.        Please quote the number and date of this letter mentioned at the top while responding.

Encl: As above

Yours faithfully,

 (Lov Verma)
Member Secretary

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sanskriti School makes a joke of High Court Orders & Directorate of Education

Dear Friend,
According to the Right to Education Act 2009 Delhi Government has issued a notification regarding the admission of children belonging to Economically Weaker Section quota and as per this order: “schools shall furnish information regarding admissions under this quota on the official website of Directorate of Education”. Months have passed but schools have not published the information regarding admission list on the website.
As this matter is related to information disclosure and transparency therefore we have filed complaint with Central Information Commission (CIC) stating that neither the Directorate of Education nor the Private Schools have displayed the list of children admitted under EWS quota on their respective websites. 
Considering facts of the complaint, CIC directed the Director to ensure that the information related to admissions done under EWS quota should be displayed on website. The commission further ordered that the Annual Returns filed by Private schools would also be uploaded on website of the Department of Education CIC/SG/C/2009/001627/6018.
After this, a lobby of Public Schools approached to Delhi High Court against the order of CIC. In view of the facts the Hon’ble High Court also ordered to display the information concerning to the admissions under EWS quota and stayed on disclosure of information related to Annual Returns of School on the website of Directorate of Education (DOE) till the next date of hearing [WP (Civil) 21/2011].
Following the order of Hon’ble High Court most of the schools have displayed the list of admission done under EWS quota on the website of DOE, but Sanskriti School, an eminent school of Delhi, has uploaded nonsensical information. The information displayed is as follows:
Name of the School
School Code 2026118
Zone 26
District New Delhi

Name of children admitted in Free-ship Category of session (2011-12) for class I
Sr No      Name     Name        Residence  Category
              of Child   of Father     Address
1         dfdfdjhj          hjh                  jhj          Free-ship
The link for this information is:
While most of the Private Schools have uploaded EWS list on the website but the information uploaded by Sanskriti School is not only an eyewash and a violation of the High Court order, it is makes a joke of government's education department.
Under such circumstances only one statement can be true: Whether Sanskriti School supersedes DOE or DOE has no control over Sanskriti School.
Ritu Mehra

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