45 Schools Called By Child Rights Panel
The Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) called 45 private schools last week for purportedly refuting books to students of the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category, according to one of its members.
The DCPCR got complaints that the children had not been given books by these private schools since April, said member.
Taking up the matter, the commission sends for the schools and set on the issue, the member further said, adding that the institutions have agreed to provide the textbooks.
The Right to Education (RTE) Act instructions private schools to reserve 25 percent seats for EWS/DG category and convey free and compulsory education to these students till the finishing point of elementary education.
Under the Delhi RTE rules, students enrolled under the EWS/DG (disadvantaged group) categories in private schools can get free textbooks, writing material, and uniforms, for which the government pays back a fixed amount.