Tamilnadu | Student group to start study circles across TN

Coimbatore: Students Federation of India (SFI) state secretary Rajmohan held a press meet on Friday during which he announced that the federation had decided to start study circles in various educational institutions across the state.

“Private educational institutions are yet to implement the 25 % reservation for students from weaker sections of society. The federation had obtained details of beneficiaries through Right To Information (RTI) Act which revealed that only 2559 students were admitted in various private schools in the state under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. “In contrast to our findings, the school education minister has claimed that 25% reservation has been implemented completely across state schools,” said Rajmohan.

He alleged that the state had failed to take action against private schools for violating the reservation policy. “The BJP is attempting to make the RTE Act redundant. The centre is yet to allot the 30,000 crore subsidy to implement the act. This has affected more than 6 lakh students in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, the state has failed to take up the issue with the Union government,” said Rajmohan.

He demanded the state ban educational institutions if they violate government fixed fee structures.

“The SFI has conducted several protests against the ban on the Ambedkar-Periyar study circle at IIT-Madras,” he added.

Source: The Times of India

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