Nazrana with her father Zakir
Nazrana passed Class VIII from Poorv Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Hakikatpur, Khudabas, Loni, near Delhi in UP in 2014 and possesses a valid transfer-certificate duly counter-signed by the Education officer.
In the letter, Advocate Agarwal has submitted that as a “matter of right under the RTE Act, 2009”, the girl deserves to get admission in Class-IX as she has passed class VIII and possesses valid transfer certificate. She is “entitled to automatic admission to Class IX and does not need to qualify any admission test for that purpose,” AIPA President wrote.
He further added, “It should also be noted that majority of students who seek admission to government schools, as in the present case, belong to the lower economic strata of the society. Thus this girl-child is trying to overcome a multitude of hurdles in the path of her education, but the response from the Government school is far from being positive or receptive. “
Being denied admission to the school would most likely result in the child being forced out of the mainstream of education, as she has no other alternative. Such conduct on the part of this Delhi Government school is thus encouraging drop-outs instead of encouraging enrolments.
AIPA President has hence requested the Lt. Governor for itnervetion to ensure that the child is admitted to Class IX in the current academic year in Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Khajuri Khas, Delhi or any other near-by Delhi Government School at the earliest, to prevent further loss of studies to her.
Source : Two Circles , 27th August 2014