STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Pay remaining compensation: KHRC to government

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has directed the state government to pay the remaining compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the parents of Deepika, a student who died whe

Published: 09th May 2012 03:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:19 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has directed the state government to pay the remaining compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the parents of Deepika, a student who died when a cupboard fell on her at Golitottu Government School in Puttur of Dakshina Kannada in June 2009.

According to the order signed by KHRC Chairman S R Nayak, the Commission has also directed the Department of Public Instruction to take action against the head of the school ‘for dereliction of duty by initiating a disciplinary inquiry’.

The Commission has said that both the orders should be complied within a month from the date of the order and the action taken report (ATR) should be submitted to it at the earliest.

“The Commission, having taken the cognisance of the media reports thought it was just, fair, reasonable and humane to direct the government to pay reasonable compensation to the girl’s parents,” the order stated.

Accordingly, it has recommended the chief secretary of the government to pay s 3 lakh as compensation to the parents.

In response to the notice, the chief secretary had interacted with the deputy commissioner and deputy director of the Department of Public Instruction, Dakshina Kannada, and collected the reports which he had forwarded to the commission for perusal.

The reports indicated that the DDPI has placed the headmistress under suspension for ‘dereliction of duty’. A compensation of Rs 1 lakh has already been given to the parents of the deceased from the funds earmarked for natural calamity.

With regard to the payment of the rest of the amount, the DDPI stated to have sought advise from the secretary to government.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp