NEW DELHI: The fight between AAP government and BJP led corporations in the national capital has taken toll on 4 lakh students of primary schools. While AAP government has increased budget for education by more than 100 percent promising radical changes in education system in Delhi, it is least bothered to give money to corporation to run the schools. The ‘mismanaged’ corporations too are least concerned as they are still stuck in tendering process.
The cash strapped corporation already been struggling for quite some time are unable to provide the note books books to around 4 lakh students.
Around 4 lakh students studying in 746 primary schools run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), and it has failed to give note books in last five months. “The reason appears to be that the tender has not been finalized,” said lawyer and activist Ashok Agarwal.
He said that it is a matter of great “national shame” that the authorities running these schools are totally callous towards the education of the children of the masses. “The inaction on your part is in utter violation of the right to education guaranteed to these students under the Constitution of India,” he said.
Seeing this, Agarwal wrote a missive to Delhi Chief Minister Arind Kejriwal and Commissioner of the corporation and asked them to interfere into the matter. “It is clear with this, that if you are poor then you will be neglected. This is really unfortunate”Agarwal wrote in his letter.
In the meantime, NDMC spokesperson said, “The process in on...In few days, the tender will be finalized for the procurement of the note books. The kids will be provided books at the earliest.”