‘Unfair to expect pvt schools admit EWS students’
CM Shiela Dikshit said it was not fair to expect schools to take in children from Economically weaker sections(EWS).
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Wednesday said it was not fair to expect schools to take in children from Economically weaker sections(EWS) when a cap on their fees and charges had also been imposed.
"One unfortunate things is to put a cap on their (private schools) charges. Now, that is also not fair, because remember that primary schools have to meet their expenditures," Dikshit said.
She said while government could meet expenditure of its schools, it was not easy for the private ones.
"Telling private schools to cap this (charges) and take so many percentage of EWS, I think we are not being realistic. We are being backward-looking rather than forward-looking," Dikshit said.
Dikshit, who was addressing a gathering at the Annual General meeting of CII, said while the Right to Education prescribed that schools should take a certain percentage of EWS students at present there was a lot of confusion.