Sunday, February 14, 2010

PROFILE OF MR. ASHOK AGARWAL, ADVOCATE, 483, BLOCK II, LAWYERS CHAMBERS, DELHI HIGH COURT, NEW DELHI-110003 (INDIA)

Born on 02nd September 1951. Completed law in 1976 and has been practicing in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. Expertise area is service and labour laws. Has appeared before the courts for the workers in thousands of cases. During the last 12 years, besides doing the usual professional work, lot of work has been done for the rights of the children and particularly for the children belonging to the weaker sections of society. Public Interest Litigation has been specifically used as a tool to highlight the socio-legal grievances of the poor and downtrodden. Several articles have been written in the past on the draft right to education bill which has to some extent influenced the framing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.


OUTLOOK MAGZINE writes, “Call him the scourge of Delhi's education babus and the owners of upscale private schools. Or, call him an indefatigable fighter for good schooling for the capital's poor and powerless. Lawyer Ashok Agarwal is both. His brahmastra is the PIL: for 10 years now, Social Jurist, the lawyer's collective set up by Agarwal, has forced accountability upon a reluctant system, by successfully moving the courts. It has alerted them to admission irregularities, the abysmal lack of basic amenities, and dereliction of duty by teachers and principals in state-run schools. It has forced checks on extortionate fee hikes by private schools. If children from poor families are now being admitted free to Delhi private schools that took cheap land from the government but reneged on social commitments, and if a three-year-old is no longer subjected to an admission interview, this down-to-earth man of action has a lot to do with it.”
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33 comments:

Geeta said...

uncle u r the great. i love u. i am a father of 6 yrs old girl. my age is 30 yrs. u r the god of gareeb. my phone no is 9871098836. agar kabhi samay ho free then talk with me. god aapke saath hai aur hamesha aapko top par rakhega. jai hind.i am wait for ur phone.

Priyanka said...

I need your help sir, my niece is a student of Presentation Convent school and as she studied very hard she secured 8o% in Class X but the newly appointed Principal has refused to give her Commerce with Math provided has fulfilled all the norms what they asked before Boards during Pre-Boards, now she has undergone depression and the principal said ''go and get your admission done some where else''this is not acceptable as the girl fulfill all the criteria. Please help us my didi is very financial weak and can't afford new school admission charges and lawyers fees. please forward your number or mail me - priyankasaini.08@gmail.com or call me at 9899113286
looking forward for your response.
Priyanka

ASHWINI said...

Sir
I want to talk you about some legal issue . related to pvt school.

ashwini
ashwini.economics@gmail.com

Ashwini said...

sIR GIVE ME UR CON. NO AND AVILABLE TIME
ASHWINI

Anonymous said...

Sir,

I am a mother of 4 children and my daughters study at zeenat mahal skv , jafrabad, there is great problem , primary teachers always talking and donot teach so when students go to 6 th class they hardly know anything i am very disturbed all the prim teachers in that school are bad and one my daughter study in 10 th . Last year library madam charged heavy fine from their class , my daughter and all her class students had submitted their library books even then she charge fine from poor students .So many students complain that every year she collects fine and sab kha jaati hain , I request u pleaase go and ask about all those money collected from poor students and sir please go all of a sudden . children say she is very cruel in charging finePlease do the enquiry of library teacher , a bad teacher and unse pichle paise ka bhi hissab mangiyaga but dont tell the names of students , sir library madam ki khabar zaroor leejiye, and go all of a sudden and help the poor students.



allah rakha

anjali sigh said...

sir,
u r doing a gr8 deal for poor students but have you ever thought what harm this no detention policy is doing to students.we are not educating the students we are simply creating statistical data. we r just showing the figures but the actual picture i rather horrifying.teacher,s do not teach because they know all th students will be promoted to next class.so what she do is,on exam days she just goes into the exmination hall and dictate all the answers ana the students copy answers and get promoted.As a result such teachers give 100% result whereever other teachers who dont do such thing cant produce such results and face the consequences.Being a teacher i just fail to understand what kind of stuff are we producing.Even after doing 10th class a student of my school cant write a letter in ENGLISH.NOW u please tell me where is our education systm heading? i just want you to ake some action in this regard too bcoz all this is very traumatising for an honest and sincere teacher like me.I teachwith sincerity,the i have to dictate the answerson exam days then i have to check the papers and give marks wat is the utility of such system.pls do something about it.
anjali singh
anjali1sweeti@rediffail.com
wrkin as a techer in a govt skool

Media Action Group said...

respected Sh Ashok ji, meeting you was a pleasure meeting. heard about the news, unfortunate that we have failed to keep delhi safe. shall keep looking for guidance. regards
shipra mathur, news editor, patrika

manish said...

MANISH said....
dear sir i am doing my B.A.LLB 5 YEAR PLAN FROM lloyd law college noida.since i am a studednt of first year and i also scored good marks in internal and preparing for 1st sem.i want to do internship under ur firm for better experience of society and the knowledge in field of law.plz reply and give me ur phone no.
thanking you sir.

kaushal kishor said...

sir mein medical negligence ke case ke baare mein aapse contac krna chata hu mera no09868627789 h, aap please apna no de

kaushal kishor said...

sir mein ek case ke baare mein aapse contact krna chahta hu mera no 9868627789 h

Vineet Agarwal said...

Sir
This is about a pvt school harassing students for money just before the board exams.Please give your valuable time.My contact no. is 09874393063.
Eagerly waiting for your kindest reply.
Thanking you
Vineet Agarwal

Anis Ahmed said...

Sir

This is regarding poor patient treated in St. stefan. It is requested to kindly give me an appointment convenient to you.
Thanking you,
Anis Ahmed
M-9711811456
Email: anis2006@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

SIR GOOD EVENING .YOU ARE DOING GREAT .I WANT SHARE WITH YOU SOMETHING HERE .JUST 15DAYS AGO ONE FAKE CONTRACT TEACHER RACAT CAUGHT IN DELHI .MCD CIVILLINE ZONE .IT IS JUST AN EXAMPLE THERE ARE SOMANY CONTRACT TEACHER WHO'S ACEDMIC SATNDRD IS BELO PRIMARY LEVEL .THEY ARE UNABLE TO WRITE AN APPLICATION IN HINDI OR ENGLISH .THEY ARE PAYING WITH FANDAMANTEL RIGHT OF CHILDERN .IS THERE ANY PROCESS TO STOP THIS INJUSTICE ?WHY AND HOW DOES IT HAPPEN ?TIL THE DATE SO MANY FAKE TEACHERS ARE THERE IS ON CONTRACT.IS IT NOT AN INJUSTICE WITH THE ORIGINAL UNEMPLOYEE TRAINED TEACHER ?

samta dhingra said...

sir,
i want to ask that if 2 sisters are studying in same pvt. school what relief they get by the school?
waiting for ur soon reply

dalipkumargajria said...

namaste,
glad to know today decision of supreme court in favour of 25% ews students reservation in all school.I congradulate for winning the case
thanks a lot
dalip kumar
saket delhi
dkg225@gmail.com
09310501295

ramesh said...

Dear Sir,
I am trying to admit a girl child of my locality to get her admission to a pvt. school. Since the vacant seats are fallen vacant and Dy.Director Edu. Office of New Delhi & Central are not accepting the RTE Forms. There are 59 seats vacant in New Delhi Zone 26 & 8 Seats for Central Delhi for Nursery. But they are saying no seat vacant. Please help. khanna_r333@yahoo.com

ramesh said...

Dear Sir,
I am trying to get admitted a girl child of my locality under RTE. Since there are few seats fallen vacant. And I help her parents to get her admitted by providing information & forms but when they reach the office of dy. director education (Central & New Delhi) they didn't accept the forms & said there is no seat vacant whereas 59 Seats are in New Delhi Zone 26 & 8 Seats are under Central Zone. Please help. khanna1979@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Ashok Sir, Main app ka Postcard muhim jankar bada hi harshit hua. Main ek teacher hun aur MCD primary school main padhata hun. Santh Nager main ekk primary school hai jahan ek private NGO se bachion ko tuition padhate hain. Saal main ekbar uniform, school bag etc dete hain. lekin iss school main takriban 3 teacher aise hain jo appni matlab keliye bachon ko tuition anepar mana kerte hain aur na manne par 2 2 ghante khada kar ya maar kar punishment dete hain. Head Master bahot sajjan insan hain aur unko bahot baar mana kiya ye saab karne se, lekin phir bhi wo aise karte hain. Bachiyon ko ye taak bola hai ki agar wo tuition ate hain to unka naam kaat diya jayega. Hum Co-teacher bhi kuch nahin karpate paar dekh kaar dukh lagta hai ki inn garib bachon ko Sikha main kaoi agelene keliye haath badharaha hai to aise dust kuch swarthi teacher hain jo iss main badhak baan rahe hain. App se gajarish hai ki mera naam gupta rakhen

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आदरणीय अशोक अग्रवाल जी
सादर नमन
मैंने अपनी विधि की कक्षाओं में आपके काम का जिक्र फक्र व आदर के साथ किया है, आप ने इस क्षेत्र में जो मशाल जलाई है उसकी कोई मिसाल नहीं है
अनुराग दीप
ILI, NEW DELHI

lalit said...

i often watch u on tv and listen your views very attentively.your work in the field for welfare of poor are tremendous no doubt.you are the aspiration for the social worker and advocates.i am also an advocate and want to become like u.

HARBIR SINGH said...

Sir, u r a senior adovate and recently joined AAP.your party is known for Aam Admi's justice. Mr. Aggawal u r dealing with a case against NCERT regarding revised result of ntse 2012. All the victims i.e 40 students are looking at u and hope for justice. Tommorrow on 17 th is the date of hearing in delhi high court.So you put your all efforts to bring justice for these childern.

sarika said...

respected sir,
when I came to know about your association with AAP .I was extremely relieved to see a team of good people emerging reminding of the teams working together during independence days.But with time the whole scenario changed.Aap lacked patience if this team had kept little patience and had not diverted from their real mission ,things would have been quite on track....
Sir many people are leaving aap and we a common man who felt empowered for a moment is again feeling all alone.Sir we salute you for the courage and concern..

Thank you
Sarika

anil sharma said...
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anil sharma said...

Dear sir,
There is no permanent sweeper in SDMC Neb Srai Girls school.There are 850 girls.Toilet condition is in very poor condition.

Amit Kumar said...

Dear Sir,

i am EWS Patient in Gangaram Hospital. Urology doctor advise to admit in hospital for complete health checkup. i have only one kindney. in this kindney i have problem last six month. when i go for admission hospital staff says there are no bed vacant. if bed vacant then we will contact your mobile number.

Kindly help me. i want to meet you, kindly arrange the appointment.

Amit kumar Singh
9971205357
amitvibhasingh@gmail.com

Zameer Jaiswal said...

My views are sans personal predilection and the same are based on my keen observations.
I reduce to writing my thoughts, without any requisition for the first time, and I do so voluntarily for the deference and reverence I give to ASHOK SIR
I found Ashok Sir to be thorough professional and his knowledge of Legal and ability to understand the plight of down trodden is par excellence. He is very pragmatic in his approach especially finding easy solutions, which is acceptable to all and this is why I call him realist.

He commands the respect of a defacto CM from his peers and colleagues, not the least troubled by the fact that it not recognized by people, who ought to have done. People can vouch for his in-depth knowledge.
Every interaction with him is enlightenment to me and to all, who have interacted with him. I pondered why Almighty is not kind to him that he has not honoured with Padma Awards year after year, then I got the answer – perhaps- He wants Ashok Sir to be reachable to all – his busy preoccupation does not occupy too much space that Ashok Sir is not available to commoners(me).
I am reminded of following words of Rudyard Kipling from the Poem “If’:
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch
I wish his all the best for his future and a long and healthy life ahead.
Zameer Jaiswal

Samresh Jalan said...

How can we talk mr agarwal

UK Dwivedi said...

Shree Ashok Sir, I have got some very genuine legal problems but am totally bankrupt to fight it out. If I could know your email ID please Sir, I would describe my problem to you please. My email ID is ukdwivedigs@gmail.com.

UK Dwivedi said...

Shree Ashok Sir, I have got some very genuine legal problems but am totally bankrupt to fight it out. If I could know your email ID please Sir, I would describe my problem to you please. My email ID is ukdwivedigs@gmail.com. I am a Handicapped Senior Citizen.

Gulab Verma said...

My name is G C Verma. I heard more about you and also seen many time on websites and news paper & social media as your are helping the society & poors with your expertise. I hope God will return thousand time more than your social service and help provided to society and poors.

Sir' I working with a very reputed unaided public school. My school is neither giving DA area. My school also not implementing 7th pay commission recommendations. Probably there is no less fund issue.

thanks
God may bless you

prithvi raj said...

श्री अशोक अग्रवाल जी आप जिस व्यक्तित्व के धनी है उस से जनमानव को प्रेरणा लेनी चाहिए।
मुझसे भी जो सेवा समाजहित मे होगी अवश्य करुँगा
सादर प्रणाम
पृथ्वीराज बारोलिया

Damini Sehgal said...

Respected sir... I want to know that if someone is studying in ews kota in the school and after one compalint of a child the principle is forcing to givr tc to the student without any mistake she is misbehaving and forcing poor people to take TC what will be the action do we take.