Mumbai: On the last day of admission under the Right To Education (RTE) Act, the Education department was all set to take action against those schools that failed to fill 25 per cent seats reserved for the underprivileged students. The government had recently sent a letter to the department in this regard, proposing even de-recognition of the defaulting schools.
Meanwhile, most parents whose kids were denied admission under the quota, are still awaiting justice. Many of them had lodged complaint with the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights against various city schools.
The Directorate of Primary Education recently sent a letter to all the deputy directors of the Education department in the state to take action against defaulting schools. The Education officials can also file contempt of court petition against these schools.
BB Chavan, in-charge of deputy directors of school education, said, “Thursday was the last day for schools to admit children under the RTE quota. The government has asked us to make a proposal of de-recognising the schools that failed to follow the High Court order of filling 25 per cent quota seats in pre-primary and primary sections.”
BMC education officer Shambhavi Jogi said, “We have already sent letters to five such schools, warning them of action.”