RTI reveals absence of desks for half of the students in many schools of Delhi
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed the poor state of infrastructure in the educational institutions run by the government. It has been shown that many of the government schools in Delhi do not have adequate number of desks, chairs and toilets for the students. Some schools do not have even a single staff room. Only a handful schools which have lesser number of students have a sufficient number of desks, chairs and toilets for students.
Sarvodaya Kendriya Vidyalaya: SKV in H Block Sultanpuri has 5,371 students with only 154 teachers and 52 classrooms. It is not understood how the students study when there are merely 1,846 desks and 80 benches. Further, there are just two toilets for students and three for the staff.
Nagar Nigam Vidyalayas run by the municipal corporation: The school at Mandoli Extension 1 has just 16 classrooms and 49 teachers though 2,253 students are on roll.
The NGO ‘Patrons for poor people’s foundation’ had filed the Right to Information application seeking information for about 240 schools and has asked the education minister of Delhi to take immediate action against the management of these schools.