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NHRC's notice to Arvind Kejriwal Govt over pathetic condition of 720 Delhi schools
National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report highlighting a survey exposing the pathetic state of affairs prevailing in the 720 Schools of the Delhi Government.

According to this, the Government schools faced shortage of teachers and lacked clean drinking water and toilets facilities. Sometimes, teachers consumed alcohol during duty hours.

Not only this, on many occasions, teachers and principals verbally abused students and their parents as well. Facilities for computer education were almost non-existent. The schools had either no computers or just one for all the students. There were major security lapses within the schools.

According to a NHRC's release it has issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.

According to the media report, the survey was conducted by the Delhi Government's Education Department. It is based on the suggestions made by the students to improve the government schools pursuant to an initiative by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi.

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