Monday, April 22, 2013

Institutions may face heat for not fulfilling RTE norms

Institutions may face heat for not fulfilling RTE norms

Ammi Kumari, TNN Apr 2, 2013, 01.07AM IST
RANCHI: The district superintendent of education (DSE) has decided to take strict action against private schools which have not yet applied for recognition under the Right to Education (RTE) Act by March 31, 2013.
Of the 626 private schools in Ranchi district, only 60 have been recognized under RTE and they have also self-declared that they fulfil the RTE norms

. As many as 375 schools have filed application for recognition to the DSE while 191 schools still remain to be recognized under RTE.
"We are hopeful that very soon all the schools will come under the ambit of RTE (Act). We have decided that in a week's time, we will issue a notice to these schools for submitting application for recognition within 15 days under RTE or face legal punishment," said Jayant Mishra, DSE, Ranchi.
According to Mishra, private schools need to fulfil two criteria - one to get recognized under RTE Act by March 31 and the other to admit children from BPL families for which there was no specific deadline as admission is an ongoing process.
"In the last academic year (2012-13), 242 children were admitted in private schools here. This academic year, 150 applications have been received from various families for admission out of which 100 children have been admitted. We are hoping that the number will rise to 200-300 by April as admission process will again start in April. We will track this admission process after April to check the progress," said Mishra.

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