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Child rights panel seeks list of schools violating RTE Act norms

Child rights panel seeks list of schools violating RTE Act norms

TNN Jul 17, 2013, 01.28AM IST

BHOPAL: Suspecting violation of the Right to Education Act norms, the state child rights panel has sought details from education department on the schools that have been given affiliation recently. They include both the government and private schools.
State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) chairperson Usha Chaturvedi said, "We received complaints that some private and government schools were given affiliations by the education department even though they hardly had the mandatory infrastructure laid under the RTE Act. Some of the schools don't even have playgrounds and still they have been given new affiliations."
Chaturvedi added that though the schools didn't meet the requisite norms, they were allegedly granted permission by some officials.
"Through the district education officer of Bhopal, we have sent letters to the directorate of public instructions and Rajya Shiksha Kendra of the education department to provide us with a list of schools that have been granted affiliations this year and on what grounds," she said.
There are 10 infrastructure norms, including boundary wall, toilets and water facility, that has been stipulated under the RTE Act, which every school, government and private, has to fulfil to get recognition from the education department.

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