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RTE’s interference instigates schools to celebrate Black Day

Posted on October 9th, 2017 in EWS, RTE |

Meeta Ramnani,  October 09 , 2017

Source: Mirror

With 25 per cent students’ education going for free and schools shutting, 2,800 institutions from state to voice out rising concerns
Teaching, non-teaching staff, principals and owners of over 700 city schools will sport black dresses and tie a black ribbon on their arms to observe a `Black Day’ on October 12 to create awareness regarding contribution of private unaided schools to education and their current circumstances induced by the RTE Act. Read the rest of this entry »

No admissions under EWS quota until Maharashtra govt clears dues, say school managements

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan |September 19, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

A number of schools in Maharashtra have been complaining that the reimbursement from the government, in lieu of the fees waived for the EWS children, had not been coming, as a result of which it had become difficult for them to continue operations.

Rs 5 crore. That’s the total loss in fees that the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, which runs two schools in the city, has claimed to have incurred since the introduction of the mandatory 25 per cent quota admission for children of the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Clear dues in a month or we won’t accept RTE admissions, private schools tell govt

Posted on August 30th, 2017 in Admission, EWS, Fees, RTE |

Express Web Desk,  Aug 29, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Pune : REPRESENTATIVES OF school managements staged a one-day protest on Monday against “non-payment of dues” by the government to private schools who had admitted students belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) under the Right To Education Act, among other issues.

Protesters said they wouldn’t accept any more admissions until their dues are cleared. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Books for a Purpose’ drive for Class IX and X students from weaker sections

Posted on July 24th, 2017 in EWS |


Source : The Indian Express

The books have been distributed in 20 schools from 15 villages in and around Saswad, Junnar, Boregaon, Satara, Beed and Pune.

Sarjan Charity Foundation, in association with ‘With Love For You Charitable Foundation’, has started a unique campaign ‘Books for a Purpose’ for students of Class IX and X in rural areas. The project — ‘Books for a Purpose’ — is being executed in two phases. As part of the initiative, 25,000 books have been distributed among 2,500 children from the economically weaker sections of the society. Read the rest of this entry »

MISSION ADMISSION – Group challenges state on fee reimbursement for poor kids

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in Admission, EWS |

Vishwas Kothari, Jun 19,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Association of the Managements of Unaided Institutes in Rural Areas has filed a petition in the Bombay high court challenging the government’s move to alter the reimbursement of fees scheme for students of economically weaker sections (EWS) admitted to engineering, pharmacy and other professional courses. On April 15, the state issu a government resolution ed a government resolution in relation to reimbursement of fees through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of the beneficiaries of the `Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj state fees reimbursement scheme’ and `Dr Punjabrao Deshmukh hostel subsistence allowance scheme’. Read the rest of this entry »

Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | March 21, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Education dept issues clarification on RTE norms

WITH LESS than 50 per cent students being given admission under the reserved quota for the Economically-Weaker Section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the organisations, working in the field of RTE admissions, are blaming such a situation on schools for refusing admissions on some pretext or the other. In the first round of admissions, of the 13,243 seats, a little over 5,600 students have confirmed their seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Under Right to Education this year: 68 more schools but 1,200 fewer seats in Pune

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | Pune | February 12, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Only 15,725 seats in 849 schools are available this year for students from the economically and socially weaker sections of society

The total number of free seats for economically disadvantaged students in Pune district, under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, has dropped by 1,200 this year, despite 68 more schools in the district offering such seats. Read the rest of this entry »

PIL against `dilution’ of 25% quota dismissed

Posted on February 10th, 2017 in EWS, High Court, RTE |

Vishwas Kothari, Feb 10, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Bombay high court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging a recent state government decision pertaining to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

On January 10, the government had passed a resolution to make the management of schools responsible for filling the 25% quota of free seats available to students from the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the RTE act. Read the rest of this entry »

One in two RTE allotments rejected by parents in Pune

Posted on July 9th, 2016 in EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | Pune |July 9, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

Of the 13,000-odd allotments given in the first two rounds, only about 55 per cent parents confirmed the admissions while all others rejected them.

EVEN AS the education department has received flak over not conducting the lottery process for 25 per cent reserved seats for economically-challenged students under the Right To Education (RTE) on time, every second RTE allotment that has been given in Pune district has been rejected by parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Complete admissions under RTE by June 30, save-edu body tells BMC

Posted on June 15th, 2016 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

dna correspondent ,June  15, 2016,

Source: DNA

The new academic session might have begun at schools but children from financially weaker section of the society are still awaiting admission under Right to Education’s 25% quota.

Due to this the Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti has written a letter to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) education department to either finish the admission process of 25% quota before June 30 or face massive agitation.  Read the rest of this entry »