In 2012 The Central Advisory Board of education’s Sub-Committee, submitted a report in 2012 stating the recommendations of the recommendations of the RTE act. MHRD minister Prakash Javedkar then in January this year deeply considered the matter and proposed to extend the ambit of Right to Free and Compulsory Education to all ages of children upto class 12th.
According to the RTE act 2009, the kids aged 6-14 years, belonging from the weaker sections of society are provided free education till class 8th. All the private unaided schools need to reserve 20% of the seats for EWS students, disobedience of, which leads to strict actions.
Seeking no, further response from the government on the matter, the MHRD had filed a petition before the Delhi High Court seeking extension of RTE act provision.
The central government on Tuesday (May 21st) has asked Delhi High Court to curb the matter for now as the final decision on this matter will only be taken after the new government come into power.
The issue here is pertaining that the private schools are demanding to pay the further tuition fee after the completion of elementary education from the students studying under EWS and DG categories as the RTE act only pays the student’s fee till class 8th.
Meanwhile, centre has requested the existing Delhi government to consider approaching the private schools to allow the continuation of studies of EWS category students after class 8th.
In case, this isn’t possible Delhi Government has informed that it is committed to give admission to all EWS students, who have passed class 8th from private unaided schools, not situated on public land, to neighborhood government secondary schools.
Manish Sisodia while talking to Indian Express regarding the plea, revealed that “It will be difficult for the Delhi government to pay the EWS students’ fee above class 8th as it is tough for the gov. to invest both in government and private schools at the same time. Though, we are looking for feasible options.” “I have raised the issue at least thrice in the Central Advisory Board of Education meeting over the year,” he added