The school, which is on IDPL land, is in dire straits, having failed to pay rent of about Rs.30 lakh

The IDPL School alumni have approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) complaining against the lackadaisical attitude of the Ranga Reddy district administration and IDPL township officials with regard to the students of IDPL School, Balanagar.

In a press conference held here on Saturday D. Murali Krishna Raju, president, Sree Sankalp, the NGO formed by the alumni of the school, said that the school was set up along with the Indian Drugs and Pharmaceutical Limited (IDPL) Company in the 1960s for the benefit of its employees.

But since the company was closed, the school was being run by philanthropists, NGOs and corporate companies.

However, in 2010 the school was on verge of closure due to paucity of funds and a few former students of the school came forward and took the initiative to manage the school, Mr. Raju said.

At present the school has strength of about 900 students studying in classes from UKG to X standard.

About 300 students are studying in the school on concession as they hail from poor families, Mr. Raju added.

He said that the IDPL township Balanagar officials are demanding a whooping sum of Rs. 30 lakh per annum as rent for the school building.

“Instead of helping us run the school, the township officials are demanding monthly rent. We are running the school to help the poor children through donations,” says Mr. Raju.

The alumni association has demanded the government to intervene in the matter and help students from becoming drop outs.

Meanwhile, the SHRC has called for an enquiry report from the government.

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