The social audit operated by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPR) in cooperation with the South India Cell for Human Rights Education & Monitoring (SICHREM), revealed a number of shocking information about the schools of Bangalore. As for instances, students there are unwilling to face awkward situations like getting a caste certificate which is needed for obtaining SC/ST scholarship, girls students are using public toilets as their schools do not provide them toilets & useful machines like computers have been stored as waste materials in a room of school.
The audit covered 47 schools across five wards of Bangalore in order to carry out RTE Act. According to Gangadhara Reddy N, district coordinator of social audit, the most appalling situations of students like getting children to clean toilets & clean utensils used for the purpose of midday meal surprised them. He further stated that these schools do not have any Group D workers despite the government’s instructions. Children are here used to clean school campuses & girl students are being used as domestic help.