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Eligibility

All admissions in the schools for the children belonging to weaker sections and disadvantageous groups shall be done by the school itself at the school level only. The parents / guardians of such students....may apply directly to the school under 25% quota specifically and admission shall be by draw of lots.

Parents who opt for a school under 25% quota shall not be eligible to apply for open quota..... In case the number of applicants is more than the seats notified by a school, the selection of such students will be on the basis of randomization or lottery system held in the presence of parents of such students and a representative of the District Education Officer and local community.


Grievances

Any aggrieved party with the decision of the school authority regarding the admission etc may file a complaint before a Three Member Committee notified by the State Government for every district including the District Education Officer or his representative, a prominent educationist and a representative of the school referred in clause (iv) sub-section (n) Section 2. The decision of such a committee shall be binding on the school. Non-compliance with this decision shall invite necessary action against such a school management as provided in the Act.

The second appellate authority shall be the Government and the final shall be the state child commission for protection of child rights / the right to education protection authority.

Penalty

The Government of Punjab has come to a decision to penalize those private schools which have not reserved 25% of RTE quota for poor students under RTE Act. As a penalty,
The affiliation of all these schools would be cancelled and
Rs 1 lakh shall be charged from them as a fine.
The District Education Officers have asked all private schools to present records specially stating the seats allocated to poor students under RTE

News

Education dept to take action against 140 private schools (Hindustan Times, January 28, 2014)

Schools Not Implementing RTE Act To Be Penalized (Ashwathi, oneindia.com, 28 May 2012)
All schools in Punjab, Haryana, UT to get registered: HC (Sanjeev Verma, Hindustan Times, 21 May 2012)
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