Friday, February 14, 2014

School admissions before January 2014 will be cancelled

School admissions before January 2014 will be cancelled

Published: 06th November 2013 10:35 AM
Last Updated: 06th November 2013 10:35 AM
Any school admissions made before January, irrespective of their boards, would become illegal and are automatically liable for cancellation. A strong public notice has been issued by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), which has issued a calendar of events for 2014-15 admissions.
According to the calendar, the admission process begins on January 6 when block education officers notify 25 per cent of seats schoolwise to be reserved for children from disadvantaged and economically weaker sections. The officers will notify it to parents, teacher associations and the community through public display at prominent places.
Commissioner for Public Instruction Mohammad Mohsin, in his public notice, has advised parents not to get into “such unnecessary trouble”. Many Bangalore schools, including those affiliated to the CBSE and ICSE, have already started issuing application forms for 2014-15 admissions.
“It has come to our notice that certain private schools in Bangalore and other places have already begun the process of admission for 2014-15 and inviting applications online or otherwise from children and parents seeking admission to such schools. This action of the schools amounts to clear violation of the provisions of the RTE Act,” Mohsin stated.
The department has taken cognizance of media reports on schools adopting screening procedures. “Such procedures and collection of capitation fee are in contravention of Section 13 of the RTE Act,” Mohsin said.
BEOs and Deputy Directors of Public Instruction have been asked to initiate action according to law against schools violating RTE provisions.
 “All DDPIs and BEOs are instructed to visit private schools in their jurisdiction, irrespective of the boards (CBSE, ICSE, etc) they are affiliated to and the curriculum they have adopted to check and ensure that schools do not violate provisions of the RTE Act,” a circular states. Parents belonging to disadvantaged communities and whose annual income is less than `3.5 lakh are eligible to apply for RTE quota seats.

No comments:

Post a Comment