Chennai: Madras High Court on Monday directed Tamil Nadu government to set up within a week a monitoring committee to look into allegations of non-compliance of earmarking 25 percent of seats in schools for weaker sections as per the Right To Education Act and demands for capitation fee.
Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice TS Sivagnanam said, "In order to facilitate the process of admissions, authorities will set up a monitoring committee and duly publicise the names of the schools on the website, so that the aggrieved persons can approach the committee for redressal of their grievances."
The matter relates to a PIL by one Change India, Chennai, seeking a direction to Department of School Education to create a transparent online single window method to monitor and streamline the process of admissions under RTE Act, 2009.
And to make arrangements for free books, uniforms and other aids to students of disadvantaged groups or weaker sections.
In its counter, the school education department has filed a counter affidavit stating that it has published school-wise data with all other related details on its website.
After perusing the counter, the bench suggested that a monitoring committee be formed to go into the allegations with regard to non-complaint of the schools.