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, 9 January 2015

Directorate of Education (DOE) has started hearing under GR mechanism

Many children studying in schools run by Delhi government have filed written complaint before Deputy Director of Education (DDE) against lack of basic facilities like improper sitting arrangements, drinking water, lack of toilets, sanitation etc. in their school. They have registered their complaints by using Grievance Redressal Mechanism established by DOE under provision of Sec 32 of RTE Act.

On the basis of these complaints DDE has appointed an Investigation Officer (IO) to investigate the matter. Today the appointed IO has called these children for hearing. During the hearing these children has given their statements before the IO.

In earlier Education Department never followed the process of hearing on complaints. DOE always disposed off the cases in a closed room without any inquiry and without giving opportunity of hearing to aggrieved person. Time to time we have regularly made strong opposition. Now they have started the hearing process and it is a welcoming step by DOE. We hope now DOE will take action as per statement of these children.

Delhi Commission of Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) is habitual to dispose off the cases without any inquiry and hearing opportunity and act like a postman on RTE grievances. So DCPCR should learn from this.

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