HC directs Delhi government to inform the court about the status of vacant seats in schools this year
Jasleen Kaur | April 18, 2012
Delhi Government on Wednesday informed the Delhi high court that as many as 765 unaided private schools in the capital did not give 25% EWS admissions in the academic year 2011-12 as required under RTE Act. The government has issued show-cause notices to all the schools.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by social jurist highlighting that unaided private schools have not complied with the provisions of the RTE Act. According to the act, 25% seats should be reserved for children belonging to disadvantaged group and economically weaker sections.
For this year’s admission, in its circular on December 16, the Directorate of Education (DoE) had said that after the admission process gets over on March 31, schools have to inform DoE about the vacant seats. But schools have stiil not doen it.
The court while adjourning the hearing to April 20, directed the Delhi government to inform the court about the status of vacant seats in the schools and what steps have been taken by the government to fill them.
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