Strict action if schools deny admission to students: MCD

Facing complaints of denial of admission to students, the MCD today said strict action will be taken against the principal of any civic body school if he takes such a step and that he could even be jailed.

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 20:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Facing complaints of denial of
admission to students, the MCD on Thursday said strict action will
be taken against the principal of any civic body school if he
takes such a step and that he could even be jailed.

Mahinder Nagpal, Chairman of MCD Education Committee,
said under the Right to Education Act, no child can be denied
admission in a school.

"It is also mandatory to admit disabled and poor
children. The admission process will continue till August 31
for the convenience of parents and students. This year, summer
vacation will commence from May 10 in MCD schools," he said.

He said some complaints were received from parents about
denial of admission to their wards. The department took the
matter seriously and immediately took action against the
erring principals.

"Strict action will be taken against the principal of the
school, if he denies admission to any student and he could
even be jailed for the action," Nagpal said.

PTI