Jamshedpur | Parents Association protests against denial of admissions to BPL students

Jamshedpur : The economically poor students have not received admissions in private English medium schools under Right to Education (RTE Act, 2009).

Concerned over the situation, the members of Jamshedpur Parents Association today staged demonstration DC office and handed over a memorandum to DC.

Umesh Kumar, president, Jamshedpur Parents Association, said that the parents of these BPL students are facing huge problems in seeking admission. There are over dozen-odd schools, including few elite schools, which have refrained from providing admissions to BPL students.

There are about 35 English schools in the city. In the light of more than 70 percent of the seats reserved for the BPL candidates remaining vacant the parents of the general category candidates are demanding admission of their wards in the reserved seats but the schools have a different opinion.

The BPL parents, on the other hand, alleged that ineffective campaign by the RTE cell in the district education department has prevented the target section from seeking the reservation benefit.

“I suspect under the garb of six months moratorium (on BPL seats) the schools will bargain with the (general category) parents to admit their wards, once the admission hype subsidizes,” said Dr Umesh Kumar.

Source: The Avenue Mail

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