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Education Department Issued Notice To Private Schools: To Follow RTE Guidelines

Education Department Issued Notice To Private Schools: To Follow RTE Guidelines
The Education Department has issued a notice to private schools to disclose admission process of students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS).

The notice, issued on July 13, is in connection with the allegation that schools were not complying with the RTE guidelines.
"Many schools approached us with their data saying that they have enrolled students under the Right To Education (RTE) quota,” M P Verma, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA), Gautam Budh Nagar, was quoted by Hindustan Times.

In 2011, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and said that children from the disadvantaged sections of society will now have access to private schools.

Verma pointed out that many schools agreed to enrol students after getting the notice. 

While the Act makes it mandatory for all schools, except minority unaided (religious and linguistic minorities included), to reserve 25 per cent of seats for children from the disadvantaged sections, the cost of education will be borne by the government.

However, private schools on July 14 conducted a meeting under the banner of Unaided Recognised Public Schools Association in Noida.

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