After allegedly confiscating two sisters for the whole day in the premises, GD Goenka School, Raj Nagar Extension Branch, has been roped in new controversy with the same girls. The school has been alleged of denying original mark sheet, TC and character certificate to the elder sibling, who passed her 12th board examination this year, mother of the girls claimed. She said that the school’s alleged act is affecting the career of the girl, as she is unable to seek admission in any of the colleges without the certificates.
“She applied to 3-4 colleges but they rejected her candidature as they (colleges) are unable to verify her records in absence of the documents,” said Nidhi Dutta, mother of the two. “We even tried to offer a written undertaking to the colleges, but nothing worked," she added.
Meanwhile, she had to change school for her younger daughter after she received enormous bullying and mental harassment in the school. “For the whole session of 2018-19, my younger daughter’s attence was not called. She had to bear tantrums of fellow classmates and teachers. To save her mental peace and well-being, I admitted her to a new school,” Dutta claimed.
Dutta is a single parent and lives with her two daughters in a highrise in Rajnagar Extension. After facing alleged harassment from the school, she approached to Vijay Singh Yadav, Deputy Secretary of CBSE, along with All Schools Parents Association (ASPA) – Ghaziabad based parents association. Yadav sent a notice to Ravi Dutt, District Inspector of School (DIOS) Ghaziabad, to look into the matter and submit the report back to CBSE.
Speaking to CitySpidey, Dutt said that he is still investigating the case and will comment only once it's completed.
Meanwhile, ASPA President, Shivani Jain demanded strict action against the alleged behaviour of the school. “With such behaviour, the school is flouting all the norms of Right to Education Act, CBSE bylaws and NCPCR guidelines. We demand strict action against the school,” said Jain.
"However, it’s more of revenge as Nidhi didn’t bow to the illegal fee demand of the school last year and FIR was lodged finally against the school,” Jain added.
Dutta also concurred with Jain. “They are unleashing their vendetta upon me whereas they must understand that it can ruin future of my daughter,” Dutta said.
CitySpidey reached out to the school management for their version and was told that the principal will get back to us. The story will be updated after the principal’s version is received.
In August 2018, the school had allegedly confiscated these girls on the pretext of extracting illegal annual charge from the parent of the children. Following the incident, the principal had disappeared from the school. Later, the police booked principal under section 342 (illegal confinement) of Indian Penal Code and 75 (cruelty to child) of Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act. The matter is in the Allahabad High Court.