RTE not enforced, some private schools may lose their recognition

  • HT Correspondent, None, Sriganganagar
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2014 15:23 IST

Wilful delay and apathetic attitude towards giving free admissions under the right to education (RTE) act may cost several private schools in Ganganagar their recognition.

RTE in-charge Mahesh Meena said six schools, which had distributed application forms for free education, did not upload the detail of admission as per the act. “Six others did not even distribute the forms,” he said. “Obviously these private schools had no intention of giving free admission under the RTE. The education department has decided to take strong punitive action against the managements of the schools.”

Meena said five more schools had obtained official permission to run one school each, but were actually operating their respective branches.

“Such schools have been asked to explain why their recognition should not be withdrawn,” he added.

As the last date of obtaining permission to operate branches of a school had expired on April 7, these schools cannot obtain permission and would have to close down their branches to avoid further penal action by the education department.

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