Over a month ago, the education department had written to the Estate Office to take action against 19 city schools which were found violating UT’s land allotment agreement, however, no action has been taken yet against any of the school.
Though the Deputy Commissioner, Mohammed Shayin, who is also the Estate Officer had said that all those schools will be issued show cause notices for violating the rules of the agreement but the same was never implemented.
Mohammed Shayin said, “We are working on it and thus we need to strengthen ourselves with all required facts before we make a move against any of the school which has failed to fill up the requisite number of EWS seats as per our land allotment agreement.”
Jagjit Sekhon, principal of AKSIPS-41 said, “We had read our school name in the newspaper only, in the list of schools which have been defying the UT’s land allotment scheme but till now, we have not received any show cause notice.”
She added that the school was ready with the reply otherwise. “AKSIPS is a minority institute and it does not come under land allotment agreement thus is not under any compulsion to admit students from EWS category,” she said. On September 20, 2014, the District Education Officer Ram Kumar Sharma had sent a list of those19 schools to the DPI, which had not admitted the requisite number of students to the entry-level class in 2013-14. The same list was then sent to the Estate office by the DPI(s) asking the officer to take the required action.
The 19 schools considered as defaulters by the education department are Vivek High School, Sector 38; DAV Public School, Sector 8; Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32; Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37; Stepping Stones School, Sector 38, AKSIPS-41; Shishu Niketan Model School, Sector 43; Banyan Tree School, Sector 48; SD Saini Model School,
Sector 38; Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40; Aanchal International School, Sector 41; AKSIPS-45; Ashiana Public School, Sector 46; Nav Bal Niketan School, Sector 29; Kundan International School, Sector 46, Play Way Model School, Sector 37; Kids-R-Kids, Sector 42; Ankur Public School, PU Campus, Sector 14 and St Kabir Public School, Sector 26.