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SCPCR sets three months deadline

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, Nov 6: In view of the deplorable condition of Jawahar vodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), School at Mawphlang the State Commission for protection of Child Right has directed the concern authorities to shift the students from the temporary campus to the new permanent campus within three months and upon failure to do so the Commission will take up the matter with the tiol Commission for Protection of Child Right.

“I have received complaints from the parents of some students of the JNV at Mawphlang on October 28, 2015. I went on an inspection on November 5, 2015, and found the temporary school campus is in deplorable condition. The dormitories of both the boys and girls are in a horrible state,” M Kharkongor Chairperson State Commission for protection of Child Right told newsmen here on Friday.

On her inspection of the makeshift campus she informed that there are no proper bathrooms, dining rooms, study rooms, toilets and the class rooms are being constructed with tin sheds.

“According to the principal P Vickraman ir the reason for the delay in shifting to the new school building is due to differences between the PHE department, CPWD and the Pollution Control Board of Meghalaya and that they have been conducting many meeting right from 2007 but till today they have not been able to find any solution,” she said.

She further informed that the parents have also sent a letter to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma expressing they concern about the condition of the school where their children are studying but so far no affirmative action has been taken by the government regarding their appeal.

“I have directed the Deputy Commissioner NVSRO Shillong, Dr. DS Kumar, Deputy Commissioner East Khasi Hills PS Dkhar Chairman of JNV Board and to P Vickraman ir Principal of the JNV to shift the students within three months from today to the new campus and if they fail to comply we will be compelled to move to the tiol Commission for Protection of Child Right we also have the power to approach the High Court for redressal of the grievances of the students,” she said.

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