Patna: The Human Resources Department of the
Bihar government on Thursday directed private schools to give
admission to students from poor families under the Right to
Education Act or be prepared to face action.
The private schools must abide by the REA by giving
admission to students from poor families for which a provision
of 25 per cent seats has been mooted in the Central Act, the
HRD Principal Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh told reporters.
Strict action would be taken against the private schools
for non-compliance of the provisions of the REA, he said.
On reports that private schools were proposing to make
separate arrangements for students of poor families being
enrolled in compliance with REA, Singh said these schools
would not be allowed to construct separate infrastructure or
provide separate classes to students of the economically
The HRD would scrap registration of such schools for
discriminating between the regular students and those from
poor families, the principal secretary said.
On the high fees being charged by the private schools,
Singh said the state government would pay an annual fee of Rs
2800 per student from poor economic background as has been the
norm in this regard.