Delhi govt tells MCD to implement EWS quota in schools

Delhi govt asked MCD to implement the guidelines on 25 per cent quota for students from economically weaker section in those primary public schools.

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 18:08 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday asked MCD to
implement the guidelines on 25 per cent quota for students
from economically weaker section in those primary public
schools which have been functioning after getting recognition
from the civic body.

It also asked the corporation to furnish a list of schools
violating the guidelines.

This was decided in a review meeting chaired by Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhi Education Minister Arvinder
Singh Lovely, Principal Secretary (Education) Rakesh Mohan and
MCD Commissioner K S Mehra attended it.

Briefing the media, Dikshit said the MCD has been told to
implement the EWS admission process in true spirit as it is
mandatory with the enforcement of Right to Education Act.
The MCD has also been instructed to ensure such
admissions, as necessity of EWS admission is much in respect
of the civic body, she said.

"The MCD will furnish a list of violating schools so that
action could be initiated," Dikshit said.
The Chief Minister said process of such admissions will
"stabilise". The government is committed to ensuring benefit
to the students coming from economically weaker section, the
Chief Minister said.

She said EWS quota is also applicable to minority schools.

The government has repeatedly said that private schools
will have to follow the guidelines for reserving 25 per cent
of total nursery seats for EWS and it will act if complaints
about non-compliance are brought before it.

Lovely had earlier said the government will not hesitate
to derecognise any private school if it finds that the
directives are not being followed.

Some private schools in the city had refused to abide by
the government directive in reserving the seats claiming that
the provision of RTE cannot be enforced on them.

PTI