New Delhi: While counter attacking the Delhi government’s statement on its demand of 400 schools, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Chief Minister.

The Chairman of Education Committee of MCD, Mahendra Nagpal, slammed the recent comment by the state’s Education Minster where he said that according to MCD Act, the body is entitled to provide education only till fifth standard.

In this regard, Nagpal wrote a letter to CM Sheila Dikshit and Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely mentioning that ‘Lovely’s comment on the MCD Act is true but the matter in discussion is about providing free education under Right to Education Act to children in the age group of 6-14 years and up to eight standard.’

He further writes that “he was pressing for providing free education to students from fifth to eight standards under the RTE Act.”

He reiterated his demand that the 400 middle schools taken away by the Delhi government under an agreement in 1970 should be returned to the civic body for “better implementation” of the RTE Act 2009. He also demanded additional funds for the Act’s implementation.