VELLORE: Former bureaucrat and chief of Samuga Samathuva Padai (SSP) Katchi, P Sivakami, along with Vellore district cadres called for the suspension of the Head Master (HM) of Konavattam Government High School for demanding bribes for admission on Monday.
They claimed that the Head Master has collected `5,000 from parents of students who wished to admit their wards to the 11th standard.
During the 2014 academic year the HM had collected `100 from each student being admitted to the 6th standard, alleged the protestors. The agitators raised slogans against the district administration for not taking appropriate action against the HM. “The school HM also demands `300 just for a transfer certificate. We want the collector to suspend the HM with immediate effect,” said Bheema Rao, District President of SSP.
The protestors also raised several issues relating to Dalits and others belonging to lower castes. They also demanded free pattas to people who were staying in land for generations.
She even claimed that panchami lands given to the Dalits were being occupied by the upper caste and demanded government intervention.
Sivakami also urged the district administration to give ration cards to non-holders immediately.
“As a former bureaucrat, I know the importance of a ration card. People are suffering in Vellore to get freebies and are unable to benefit from government schemes without the ration card. We urge the collector to look into this issue.”