New Delhi: In a revelation under the Right to Information Act, neither the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) nor the Delhi government has a law to regulate the mushrooming Play schools in the national capital.

Both the Delhi government and the MCD accepted the fact in a response to an RTI application of Ajay Kumar Sharma, who had sought information with regards to the rules and regulation required to open a Play School in Delhi.

He had also sought information about the penal provisions for action against the person who opens a school without following the statute.

In response, Deputy Director, MCD (Headquarters) informed that the education department of the civic body does not have specific rules about opening, or regulating a play school in the capital.

In effect, all the play schools running in the capital do not have a legal standing.

Delhi government’s response was similar to that of the MCD. But the big question arises: Who will be responsible if any accident or mishap takes place in the play schools?

It is to be noted that, there are over 1500 play schools running in the city where kids aged 2-3 year-old are taking baby steps towards education.

(JPN/Bureau)