Bangalore | Lokayukta intervenes in RTE row

Bangalore: In yet another chance to parents and children who have sought admissions under RTE to the next academic year but were let down, Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao has directed the brass of the department of public instruction to receive grievances of parents and redress them.
He was hearing several petitions from parents stating that applications of their children were not being considered even though they were entitled for admission under the Right To Education Act.
Justice Rao, who had summoned Mohammed Mohsin, commissioner for public instruction, K Anand, director for public instruction, and Manjunath, deputy director for public instruction, to his office, directed them to ensure that the respective BEOs received the grievances of parents whose wards were refused admission, and have the cases decided on merit within 24 hours.
“The aggrieved parents can meet their respective block education officers and put forth their grievances. After grievances are redressed, these BEOs will send the lists to the commissioner through DDPI on or before Thursday, April 30, 2015. In case a school refuses to admit an eligible child, it is liable for prosecution/action under law. It is open to the authorities to take action after giving a window of 24 hours to erring schools to act, and then initiate action as per law,” Syed Riyaz, Joint Commissioner (PR), Karnataka Lokayukta, stated in a release.

Source: Bangalore Mirror

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