Haryana issues guideline on Education Act

The Directorate of Elementary Education in Haryana has issued guidelines for the effective implementation of the Right to Education Act.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 16:17 PM IST

Chandigarh: The Directorate of Elementary
Education in Haryana has issued guidelines for the effective
implementation of the Right to Education Act.

Giving details of the guidelines, a spokesman of the
Directorate said here today that every child in the age group
of six to 14 years would be provided eight years of elementary
education by all the government schools, government aided and
recognised schools.
He said that no child would be denied admission for want
of documents, no child would be turned away if the admission
cycle in the school was over and no child would be asked to
take an admission test.

Children with disabilities would also be educated in the
mainstream schools.
The spokesman said all private schools would be required
to enroll school children from economically weaker and
disadvantaged sections to the extent of 25 per cent of their
enrollment, by simple random selection.

No seat in this quota could be left vacant. These children
would be treated at par with all other children in the school
and would be subsidised by the state at the rate of average
per learner costs in the government school.

Of the 25 per cent reservation for the weaker sections of
the society, 12.5 per cent reservation would be for weaker
sections, five per cent each for members belonging to SC and
OBC, 1.25 per cent each for widows of soldiers and children of
handicapped parents, he said.

The schools would be required to make public the date of
admission and at least 15 days period would be given for
submitting applications.

PTI