HC asks MCD to file report in school merger issue

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today directed the MCD to file its report regarding the action taken in the proposal of merger of schools run by the corporation with the Delhi Adminstration schools.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice M K Sharma, asked the MCD to file its status report as what steps they had taken to improve the condition of the schools run by it.

The idea of mergering MCD schools with the Delhi Administration Schools was mooted in the court some time ago after a Social jurist organisation activist Ashok Aggarwal brought to its notice the dilapidated condition of the corporation-run schools.

He told the court that lack of basic amenities like water, toilets, electricity was a common sight in these schools.

The Delhi Government today responded that they were willing to take over the primary schools but they were yet to get the Central government's permission, in this regard.

Mr Aggarwal today placed before the court findings of the A K Sharma Committee Report, constituted in 1992, which says that the education system should be handled by one agency in the state. The idea of merger of NDMC, MCD, Cantonment board schools was mooted in the report.

The Court said it was an irony that even after 17 years, the Government had still not complied with the findings of the report.


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