Sixteen private schools in Gautam Buddha Nagar were today served notice for allegedly not giving admissions to poor children under the provision of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. District basic education officer M P Verma has sent notification to these schools in Gautam Buddha Nagar for not admitting poor youngsters under the provision of the RTE act, under which private schools reserve 25% of total seats for students from economically weaker sections. “Under the RTE act, the district magistrate had recommended admission to 1,493 students to different schools.
These schools are requesting admission fee, building funds and different charges from parents,” Verma said. “They are declining to give admissions without the payment of the charges,” he said.
The students were recommended by the state government through offline and online receipt of applications in three phases, he said.