Sunday, March 22, 2009


Right to Education Task Force (RETF) is a group of volunteers intervening into the matter of complaints of parents, students and social activists etc. relating to the problems involving violation of child rights being faced by the students/parents with private as well as with government schools primarily in Delhi, and also in other states/union territories of India. The complaints are handled by the legal experts. All services are totally voluntary & free of cost. One can write to RETF at Email: and/or to The Convener, Right to Education Task Force, 478-479, Lawyers Chambers, Western Wing, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi-110054 (India). Complaints can also be lodged at HELPLINES- 09811101923, 011-23384000, 09868529459.

Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
Convener, RETF

Saturday, March 7, 2009



The Director of Education
Government of N.C.T of Delhi
Old Secretariat Building
Civil Lines, Delhi-110054

Sub: Parents unable to pay RS. 6500 – Greedy school declines brother-sister to take annual examination

Dear Sir,

That Mr. B.S Kapoor and Mrs. Meenu Kapoor (M: 9313506686) r/o C-32, Hardev Nagar, Burari, Delhi – 84, parents of master Abhishek Kapoor and Kumari Heena Kapoor, students of classes VI & IV of Moorti Devi Public School, A2/21 Block II, Sant Nagar, Burari, Delhi – 110084 (M : 9212205870), have personally complained to me that since they were unable to pay a sum of Rs. 6500 ( arrears on account of fee hike + books charges) to the school, the schools’ Principal kept both of their wards out from taking annual examinations which started on the 5th of March 2009. Inspite of the fact that the parents promised to pay the said sum of Rs. 6500 to the school, before they were provided with annual report cards, the greedy school Principal did not listen to them at all. These students have already missed three exams and if this state of affairs continues anymore, they would also miss the remaining exams which would end on 17.03.2009.

The parents’ economic condition is very bad and the total family monthly income is not more than Rs. 5000. The said conduct of the school leaves no doubt that the said school has been indulging in commercialization of education. The basic legal philosophy of philanthropy and community service behind running the school has been completely violated. Unfortunately, the Government of Delhi is a silent spectator and has miserably failed to fulfill the constitutional mandate of free and good quality education in the schools. In the absence of good quality Government schools, the hapless parents are forced to send their wards to fee charging private schools and to part with a substantial portion of their income.

It is the pious duty of the Government to ensure that no child is victimized, harassed, tortured and deprived of its Right to Education.

It is, therefore, requested that immediate action may be taken in this matter with an intimation to the undersigned.

With regards

(Ashok Agarwal)
Advisor, Social Jurist
Mobile - 9811101923

Copy to: Principal, Moorti Devi Public School, A2/21 Block II, Sant Nagar, Burari, Delhi – 110084, for information and necessary action please.