The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday said that it would not tolerate any violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Reacting to complaints received from parents about denial of admission to their wards in violation of the RTE Act, the civic agency has stated that it would ensure strict action is taken against the principals of any such MCD schools.
“Strict action would be taken against the principal of the school if he or she denied admission to any student, including jailing them. The principals will also be asked for show-cause notice and transfer as per both the RTE Act and the DMC Act. Under the RTE Act, no child can be denied education in school. It is also mandatory to admit disabled and poor children,” said Mahinder Nagpal, chairman, MCD Education Committee.
Nagpal added, “The department has taken the matter seriously and has initiated action against the erring principals. We have transferred three to four principals of our schools from where we received several complaints of improper conduct towards admissions. The message we want to convey is that such behaviour would not be tolerated.”
The admission process would continue till August 31 in MCD schools for the convenience of parents and students and the summer vacations would commence from May 10 in these schools, said Nagpal.