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Ghaziabad Authority may act against schools ignoring BPL students

india Updated: Feb 17, 2010 00:20 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is contemplating action against educational institutes developed on land provided at subsidised rates, which do not allot 10 per cent seats to below poverty line (BPL) students.

GDA officials have issued letters to around 126 such schools/societies asking for the status on the allotment.

As per a government order issued in 1996, a concession of 40 per cent was allowed on the price od land for such institutions by the Authority.

In June 2009, a government order had stated provision of 10 per cent reservation on seats and a 50 per cent fee concession to BPL students.

During a meeting held with GDA officials in January 2010, Principal Secretary (Housing) ordered them to ensure students get the benefit and institutes comply with the orders. GDA Vice-Chairman Narendra Kumar Chaudhary said on Monday that letters have been issued to such institutions.

“All such institutions have to comply and provide us the status at the earliest. We have received communication from 35 such institutes and will act against erring ones,” GDA Finance Controller P.S. Chaudhary told HT.