eml received from Social Jurist.


From: "Ashok" <[email protected]>
To: "Gita Diwan Verma TownPlanner" <[email protected]>, "Ghanshyam
JUDAV" <[email protected]>, "Gerry Pinto UNICEF"
<[email protected]>, "George Abraham Association for Cricket for the Blind
in India" <[email protected]>, "Geeta" <[email protected]>
Subject: Movement for integration
Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 15:58:10 +0530

Dear Friend, Hello,

 

Please find enclosed hereto a copy of order dated 27.04.2004 issued by the
Govt. of Delhi pursuant to the Orders of Delhi High Court dated 20.01.2004
and 21.04.2004 passed in the PIL filed by Social Jurist raising question of
integration of children belonging to weaker sections in the Public Schools
of Delhi which have been given public land on throwaway prices.
Fortunately, the Supreme Court has also passed similar directions for
implementation of conditions of land allotment to the public schools in the
matters in which I represented the parents of Delhi.

 

The task of integration of children belonging to the weaker sections in
Public Schools in terms of the conditions of land allotment read with Court
and Govt. orders is quite possible only with the required efforts of all
sections of people of the society. It is an opportunity for every one of us
desirous to fight against inequity in education to contribute our might to
make the integration process a reality.

 

I, therefore, request you to join with us in this movement by ensuring that
the children of weaker sections living in your locality and/other
localities are admitted by the nearby public schools and such children are
granted freeship. I would also like to have your reaction on this entire
process of integration. Please also keep me informed about the
difficulties, if any, you may face in the process.

 

I would also like to point out that; in any case, we should never loose
sight of the fact that unless government formal school system is improved,
problems regarding UEE are not going to be solved.

 

With regards,

Ashok Agarwal,Advocate

M-9811101923, 33304309

01.05.2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT OF N.C.T. OF DELHI

DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION

OLD SECRETARIAT: DELHI-110054


NO. PS/DE/2004/10496-11595  
Dated: 27/04/2004

 

ORDER


Whereas in CWP No. 3156 of 2002 the Hon'ble Delhi High Court has directed
the Directorate of education to frame appropriate rules to ensure that
children of weaker sections of the society are given freeship in Recognized
Unaided Schools;

 

And whereas it is necessary to issue orders in this regard
directing all the Recognised Unaided Schools to grant freeship to the
children of economically weaker sections in such schools.

 

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on me
under section 3 (1) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 read with Rule
43 of the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, I, Rajendra Kumar, Director
of Education, Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi do hereby order the following:-

 

1. All schools will grant minimum 20% freeship (which includes
Tuition Fees, PTA or any other fees/funds/charges of any kind related to
teaching-learning) to the children of the weaker sections of society w.e.f.
1st of May 2004.

 

2. While making admissions, every 5th student is to be admitted
from weaker sections of the Society. The annual parental income from all
sources shall form the basis of admission in the schools. The qualifying
parental income charges from time to time and the same will be notified
from time to time by the Department of Education. However, the present
annual parental income limit is Rs. 48,000/- for boy students and Rs.
60,000/- for girl students. Further, the parents of the child should have
been staying in Delhi for last 5 years. Adequate poof like ration card or
electoral identity card or driving licence or birth certificate of child
etc. should be insisted on in this regard.

 

3. The income certificate in respect of parents will be issued by
S.D.M. of the area or any other Revenue Officer not below the rank of the
Tehsildar or Food & Supplies Officer, Department of NCT of Delhi.

 

4. In case of a child who has studied in an un-recognised school,
provision of Rule 141 (1) of the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, would
be applicable.

 

5. No registration fee including charges of prospectus, if any,
will be charged from any of the students belonging to the weaker sections.

 

6. The admission to entry level, in respect of seats reserved for
students belonging to the weaker sections, will be done by draw of lots in
the presence of concerned parents, DDE or his nominee not below the rank of
Vice-Principal of the government school. The system of draw of lots would
be adopted only if registration exceeds more than the prescribed limit
reserved for such students.

 

7. For admission in a class beyond entry level, the admission test
will be held in the first week of April and the selection of students will
be done based on relative grading, in case the registration exceeds the
prescribed limit.

 

8. All schools will notify another date for inviting applications
for admission, in case the registration in any class is below the
prescribed limit.

 

9. No school shall withdraw any exemption from the payment of fee
etc. granted to any student belonging to the weaker sections of the society
without prior approval of the Director.

 

10. No school will refuse acceptance of the application for admission
from any student belonging to the weaker sections of the society.

 

11. There shall be no hike in the fees/funds/charges for other
students on the plea of grant of freeship to the students belonging to the
weaker sections of the society.

 

12. Every unaided recognized private schools, shall in compliance of
Rule 180 of the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, submit returns and
documents in the following prescribed proforma to the Director of Education
by 31st day of July of each year:-

 

(i) Budget estimates of receipts and payments of
ensuring year.

 

(ii) Final Accounts i.e. receipts and payment account, income and
expenditure and balance sheet of the preceding year(duly audited by the
Chartered Accountant).

(iii) Enrolment of Students as on 30th April.

(iv) Pattern of concessions/scholarship, etc. (this pattern of
concession would also include list of children being granted freeship in
pursuance of this order.

(v) Staff statement.

(vi) Schedule of fees/fines/funds, etc.

(vii) Statement showing the dates of disbursement of salaries.

 

Non-compliance of the above order will be viewed very seriously and strict
action besides withdrawal of recognition/stoppage of aid, shall be taken
against the erring schools.

 

Sd/-

(RAJENDRA KUMAR)

DIRECTOR EDUCATION

 

To,

The Managing Committee of all

Recognised Unaided Private Schools,

Delhi/New Delhi.

 

 

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to:-

1. Secretary to Ministry of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

2. PS to Secretary Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Old Sectt.
Delhi.

3. All Additional Directors of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

4. All Regional Directors, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT
of Delhi.

5. Joint Director (Admn.), Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT
of Delhi.

6. Dy. Controller of Accounts, Directorate of Education, Govt. of
NCT of Delhi.

7. All Deputy Directors of Education, Directorate of Education,
Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

8. All Assistant Directors of Education, Directorate of Education,
Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

9. All Education Officers/Deputy Education Officers, Directorate of
Education (through their respective Deputy Education Directors of
Education), Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

 

10. PS to Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Govt. of
NCT of Delhi.

 


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