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.
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.
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
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