New Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday warned
private schools of strong punitive action against flouting its
directive of reserving 25 per cent of total nursery seats for
economically weaker section as per the Right to Education Act.
"We will take very strong punitive action against
those schools which do not provide 25 per cent of their total
seats to children from economically weaker section,"
Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said.
His warning came following reports that some private
schools have refused to abide by the government directive in
reserving the seats claiming that the provision of RTE cannot
be enforced on them.
The RTE law making education a fundamental right of
every child in the age group of six to 14 years had come into
force on April one. It makes it obligatory on the part of the
state governments and local bodies to ensure that every
child gets education in a school in the neighbourhood.