Saturday, May 18, 2013

CM directs for implementation of RTE Act

CM directs for implementation of RTE Act
Mumbai,Malad Edition
Date of Publishing: 30 Mar 2013
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan directed the state education secretary to ensure the enrollment of 70 underprivileged children from Goregaon in private schools under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. "Although according to RTE, 25 per cent seats at the entry level are to be reserved for underprivileged children, no schools are following the rule. We are trying to get admission for these 70 kids since October last year but we have been unable to secure admissions for them," says Avisha Kulkarni, director, DSS
Kulkarni further adds, "The income certificates for proving their poverty level would lapse by the end of March. Thus it was necessary to take some action before that. After trying with various government departments, we finally spoke to CM. We are hoping that these poor kids mostly from the slums get admissions soon."
Members of Goregaon-based organisation Desh Seva Samiti (DSS), along with Vinod Tawde, leader of opposition, had met Chavan  at Vidhan Parishad on Tuesday.

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