Delhi govt warns pvt schools of strong punitive action
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 22:05
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.


First Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 22:05

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