PANAJI: DRAG President Avelino de Sa demands Secretary Level Inquiry of Sanjay School Student falling at Aadhar Card Centre, Porvorim.
He also demanded ₹50 Lakh compensation to the injured Person with Disability by recovering the amount from Government Officials responsible for negligence.
The accident of Sydney D’Souza, 43, who fell from the second floor of the Sanjay School building in Porvorim on August 30, 2023, was waiting to happen.
Sydney, a student with disabilities, allegedly fell off the building which, according to the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) Guruprasad R Pawaskar, was in a dilapidated condition.
On January 27, 2023, the SCPD had visited the vocational centre and higher secondary of Sanjay Centre for Special Education, at the Old SCERT building, near the Education Department in Porvorim.
During the visit, it was observed that the building was in a dilapidated condition. The SCPD feared the condition of the building could endanger the safety of the students with special needs enrolled at the centre.
Accordingly, taking suo motu cognisance, a notice dated 01/02/2023 was issued to the member secretary of Sanjay Centre for Special Education and the Directorate of Education, bringing to their notice the hazardous condition of the building.