Punjab Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011 (in English)

Notification regarding 25 percent reservations of students in private schools (in Punjabi)


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.


Minister (Education)

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Authority

Punjab State Advisory Board

Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha | Rajya Sabha


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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