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Delay in getting recognition under RTE: Schools, UT education dept both to blame

Claims made by the education department that most of the inspections to get recognition under the RTE Act have been completed and that only a handful of schools are left, fell flat as the figures reveal a different story.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 24, 2013 10:30 IST
Eileen Singh

Claims made by the education department that most of the inspections to get recognition under the RTE Act have been completed and that only a handful of schools are left, fell flat as the figures reveal a different story.


According to the data available on the website of the education department, out of total 32 private senior secondary schools in Chandigarh, only two schools are recognised under the Right to Education Act.

The two schools include Bal Niketan Model School, Sector 37 and Strawberry Field World School, Sector 26.

Meanwhile, out of 23 private high schools only six are recognised, whereas the education department claims that inspections are almost complete.

Out of 32 prominent senior secondary schools in city, where thousands of students take admissions every year, only two schools were able to renew their recognition according to the website. The 32 schools that the department website lists include aided and un-aided private senior secondary schools.

Four committees were formed to see that all schools are covered for inspection in order to give recognition, but they have failed to do so it seems.

DPI (schools) Upkar Singh, UT education department, when contacted said: "The recognition is under process and most of the work has been completed. There are 32 schools and only a handful of schools are left now. The inspection has been carried out at schools and all schools will be recognised soon. We started with the schools, whose expiration date was the oldest, which is why the delay occurred."

Preetam Singh, whose ward studies at KB DAV said: "This is a serious issue and has been raised time and again. We welcome the move, after all who doesn't want that their child studies in a good and recognised school?"

An education department official requesting anonymity said: "There has been a delay for sure and the laxity was shown by both the education department as well as the schools. The schools were supposed to submit their self-declaration forms in 2011, after which the inspection was to be conducted. Those schools that provided the forms were inspected on time, while those who did not were left out, thereby causing the delay. The department too for some reasons failed to upload the details on its website."

Recognised senior secondary schools

Schools Recognised up to
Bal Niketan Model School 31.03.15
Strawberry Field World School 31.03.16

Recognised high schools

Schools Recognised up to
Ashiana Public School 31.03.15
Kundan International 31.03.15
DC Montessori 31.03.15
RIMT World 31.03.15
Chitkara International 31.03.14

Recognised Middle School

Schools Recognised up to
Nav Bal Niketan 31.03.14
CL Aggarwal 31.03.15
Little Flower, Manimajra 31.03.15
Kids-R-Kids 31.03.14
Sanawar Montessori 31.03.15