Siblings struggle to get their transfer certificates

Siblings struggle to get their transfer certificates

A class 10 student studying in Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, a government school, in Nangloi has been struggling to get his transfer certificate for nearly two months.

His sister, Divya, who is studying in class 9 of the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya is fighting the same battle.

Nitin’s family has recently shifted to Burari which is they have been persuading his school to give him the transfer certificate.

Parents have written a letter to lawyer-activists alleging that the school’s principal is pressurising the children to study in the same school asking them to commute by Metro from Burari to Nangloi. However, the family said that they do not earn enough to bear the extra cost.

“Since we have shifted to Burari we have been sending our children to the Nangloi school. But we do not have enough money to send them that far, so they take turns to go to school.

Nitin goes for a week and Divya goes for the next as we cannot afford to give the bus fee for both at the same time,” said their father, a construction worker.

The school told the area deputy director of education that since the dates for transfer cases was fixed for August end it is not possible for them to provide transfer certificates to the students.

Advocate Khagesh Jha had approached the Directorate of Education on Monday, where he was assured by the director that DoE will resolve the matter soon.

“It is not necessary for students to come to us for such petty issues. Principals should be more sensitive towards them. Such issues are not supposed to reach the director of education.

If we have to intervene in such matters a long term solution to this problem faced by several people coming from financially weaker backgrounds seems far fetched,” said Jha.

Jha said the DDE across Delhi districts has the right to give orders regarding transfers from one government school to another under special circumstances even if children apply for transfers beyond the fixed date.

“There are seats available in the Burari government school. But since the principal at the Nangloi school is being insensitive, children are suffering,” he added.

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