by Shreya Roy Chowdhury
Five of eight cases with south district had been admission-related, which, the new guideline asks officials to “endeavour” to resolve in 15 days. “Then the act says the “the local authority shall decide the matter within a period of three moths after affording a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the parties concerned” but we couldn’t find a single instance where anyone was called for a hearing,” says Rajiv Kumar of Pardarshita.
The DDEs weren’t exactly swamped. Just 67 complaints were filed over three months.
The majority of complaints were registered against schools in east and south west B districts (12 each), north west B (10), north east (nine) and south (eight). The count of complaints is under five in the remaining eight school districts. Despite the low burden, the response isn’t satisfactory.