Ensuring stricter implementation of Right To Education rules, the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to tighten its grip over schools violating the regulation. The Basic Education Department will soon start withdrawing recognition certificates from these defaulters. Notably, this certificate is an essential requirement for schools when seeking affiliation with any board.
What are the RTE rules?
Under RTE Act, children belonging to economically weaker sections and disadvantaged groups are admitted to recognised unaided private schools. These schools are supposed to provide education for up to 25 per cent of the total capacity of their entry-level classes, either pre-primary or class one.
Schools found flouting guidelines
The Basic Education Department has been receiving complaints about several schools not complying with the RTE rules. Alleged misdemeanours include harassment of parents for unnecessary documents, striking off students' names without reason, not allowing children to attend school even after the government approved their names, and charging money from students and not giving them receipts. This behaviour is no longer acceptable to the department, which will now be holding these schools accountable for their actions.