Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | PNS | Dehradun —
During a hearing conducted by Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) on Tuesday, the chairperson of the commission Usha Negi warned the private schools against making the parents shell out extra money in the name of multiple fees, including AC fee.
She, further, heard out and resolved the complaints of the parents against different schools and also assured that the commission would talk to the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary about appointing teachers for disabled children.
A hearing was conducted by the commission with the chairperson resolving some of the complaints and giving direction to the representatives of the schools concerned and also to the Chief Education Officer.
During the hearing on the complaints, the principal and the vice principal of a school were present. The commission heard out the views of both the parents and the school representatives and asked the latter to immediately withdraw the additional charges and to adjust the AC fees paid by the parents.
Negi, further, directed the private schools to hike the yearly fees and development fees only under the rules. “If any school is to raise the fees both the parents and the education department officers must be taken into confidence.
The fees structure can be changed following consensus involving all the parties involved,” she said.
Acting on the complaints about the non-issuance of transfer certificates (TC) to three students of St Xavier’s School, the commission issued a notice to the school for resolving the problem. Regarding a complaint against two schools for taking extra money for selling syllabus books, the commission asked managements of both the schools to go for inquiry. Furthermore, a detailed report on the matter has been sought from the Chief Education Officer by July 20.
Acting on the demand of appointing special teachers for disabled children in six months, Usha Negi assured that the problem of the disabled children would be resolved soon. She stated that a meeting would be held with the Chief Minister and the chief secretary on the matter.
SCPCR SEEKS REPORT IN 2 DAYS
Taking a serious note of the alleged gang rape of an eight-year-old girl by five minor boys at a Sahaspur-based village, the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has asked for a detailed report of the case from the department concerned in two days.
Talking to The Pioneer on Tuesday, Usha Negi, chairperson SCPCR, said, “The commission has asked for a detailed report about the case which is to be submitted within two days. We would also make enquiries about all the factors and reasons which delayed the case from getting reported in the police by two days. The commission would also see that the five accused aged between 9 and 14 are counselled properly in the correctional centre where they are presently lodged.”
Dwelling on the children using smartphones, Negi said, “Parents should not give such phones to the kids as they are not of the age to sift the good from the bad. Besides, the parents should give them more time to understand them, to drag them away from things which are not good for them.”
Taking cognisance of the allegation made by a family against a private nursing home regarding the death of their premature baby girl, the commission is all set to write a letter to the private nursing home, seeking an inquiry into the incident.
Talking about it, Negi said, “Members of the commission have visited the nursing home after the case came to the fore. Furthermore, a letter would be sent by the commission to the private nursing home, asking it to go for a thorough inquiry into the allegation.”
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