Monday, 8 July 2013

Delhi BJP demands independent inquiry into “fraud” in Delhi government schools

  • Goel challenges the CM for an open debate on pathetic state of affairs in Delhi Govt. Schools

  • Delhi govt. is cheating millions of poor families whose children study in govt. schools, CM should apologies to them: Goel

  • BJP condemns Congress leader for using unparliamentary language
New Delhi, July 8. The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party today challenged the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to set up an independent inquiry to probe into the “fraud” committed in Delhi government schools that has affected millions of poor families whose wards study in these schools. 

The BJP has come up with findings of a survey on which revealed status of poor infrastructure, closure of government schools in large numbers and pressure on teachers to compromise with learning standards of most of the students in the Delhi government schools.

Responding to Chief Minister’s assertion that there is nothing wrong with Delhi government schools after Delhi BJP released findings of its survey, the Delhi BJP President Sh. Vijay Goel said, “We are proposing an independent inquiry into this massive fraud by setting up a three member committee of sitting or retired judges. If the Chief Minister is so confident, what stops her from ordering an independent probe into this whole issue.”

“I am openly challenging the CM to have a debate with me on this issue on any independent forum on this issue,” Sh. Goel Said.

Sh. Goel said, “The Chief Minister and Delhi Education Minister are indulging in rhetoric to give an emotional overtone to the whole issue but they have refused to answer some of the basic questions. They should come out and reply to these questions-

1. Why instead of increasing number of government schools, Delhi government shutdown 80 government schools?

2. Why the government has failed to fill-up 12000 vacancies of teachers in the schools?

3. Why no independent assessment of learning skills of students has been done regularly during the last 15 years in Delhi government schools?

4. Why the Delhi government schools have failed to adhere to the Teacher- Student ratio of 1:30 as stipulated in the Right to Education Act?

5. Why teachers in Delhi government schools are forced to do clerical and other non-teaching work when there is already such acute shortage of teachers?

Shri Goel said, “Neither the parents, nor students or teachers are to be blamed for this mess. The directorate of Education under the directives of Chief Minister and the Education Minister has been forcing the teachers to fudge attendance records.”

“The large number of poor families who send their children to Delhi government schools are being ‘cheated’ by not imparting the desirable level of education to them and the CM and the Education minister should actually apologies to them,” said Shri Goel.

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP General Secretary Sh. Ramesh Bidhuri slammed a Congress leader who holds a senior post in Delhi government for using deplorable and unparliamentarily language for the Delhi BJP President.

“The kind of language which is used shows that Congress has stooped to a new low after being stung by the expose of Delhi BJP on the state of affairs in Delhi government schools. It shows the kind of political culture prevailing in Congress that is devoid of participating in a debate in a dignified manner. ”

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