Are DoE guidelines regarding appointment followed by the private schools?
An application was filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get information about the appointment of the current principal of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram in New Delhi.
The reply to the application shows that when DR Saini, the present principal of DPS, R.K. Puram, was promoted to the post of principal, he was a Physical Education teacher. However, as per the guidelines issued by the Directorate of Education, a Physical Education teacher cannot be elevated to the post of principal or vice principal. Similarly, RTI reply has also shown that the vice principal of DPS, Mathura Road is also a Physical Education teacher.
The applicant alleged that due to incompetence of the Directorate of Education, private schools have been able to flout guidelines in appointments to the top positions. He told that despite complaining to the DoE several times, the directorate has failed to take prompt and proper action.