As per the Delhi Education Act, blood relations cannot be more than one in the Governing body of the school. On a basis of complaint, Directorate of Education had inspected G.D.Soni D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Pusa Road, New Delhi in reference to the constitution of its governing body. An RTI applicant sought action taken on the special inspection conducted by the Directorate of Education on the complaint. Not satisfied by response, applicant approached CIC who asked Directorate of education to explain whether there was any action taken against the said school for having two real brothers as executive members of the Governing body
The RTI Applicant has alleged that as one person, who retired as Additional Director of Education, is included in the said governing body of the School, the Directorate of Education is hesitant to go strict against the School. The appellant submitted that through his 1st RTI application dt. 22112012, he is seeking information as to action taken on the special inspection conducted by the Directorate of Education on the complaint dated 16-8-2010 on which PIO replied on 10-12 2012 . Read more ›
On asking for information regarding the mutation of title of the shop in the revenue records, the district collector has never made any effort to supply the needed information to the RTI applicant.
CIC noted that it was the duty of the DC to explain the procedure by which mutation can be done and they should have forwarded the RTI application to the concerned PIO, instead of directing the applicant to file fresh application before the L&DO, Nirman Bhavan.
Whether a school is public authority or private body, it has a duty Under sections 4 and 8 of Delhi Education Act 1973, to abide by the regulatory conditions of service, payment of salaries as prescribed, etc for which the school has to maintain the records, which provide an inherent and implied right to information to their employees.
Under Right to Education Act 2009 also the recognized school is under an obligation to appoint eligible teachers and provide them prescribed wages. This also reveals that it has given inherent right to information to the teachers from their employers. If the RTI applicant in her capacity as ex-employee of the school has right to information under any legislation such as Delhi Education Act, that will fall under the purview of section 2(f) of the RTI Act which gives the PIO, Appellate authority and the Information Commissioner, power to enforce her right to information.