Chennai, May 22, 2012: The Union human resource development (HRD) ministry has issued advisory to state governments for development of a grievance redressal mechanism at the local level to monitor implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act.
The Union minister of state for HRD, D. Purandeswari, said Section 12 (1) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, provides that specified category schools and unaided private schools should admit in Class 1 or primary class, as the case may be, to the extent of at least 25 per cent of the strength of that class, children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in the neighbourhood and provide free and compulsory elementary education till its completion.
The said provision applies to all private schools imparting elementary education except unaided minority schools.
The Centre has in its communication and review meetings with the state governments underlined the need for consultation with stakeholders, sensitisation of private school managements, awareness campaign and other strategies for implementing the provision of Section 12 (1) of the RTE Act. (Source: Deccan Chronicle)