Private schools flunk the RTE test; govt fails to take action
Jaipur: While Rajasthan has been an underperformer as far as giving admissions to poor children under the Right to Education (RTE) Act is concerned ever since the Act was implemented, these are the private schools who are major defaulters and the state government is not initiating any action against them.
Queries by the BJP legislators in the Assembly highlight that despite the hype about 25% quota under RTE for poor students in private schools no admission has been done in Churu district and in Bikaner, Alwar and Jalore districts have also made only 191, 335 and 388 admissions respectively during 2012-2013.
The BJP MLA Otaram Dewasi from Sirohi who had asked the information from education department said that the information is only of one year and not for the period since RTE got implemented.
“I will again ask question on the same issue as I have been provided half information. And if one year’s record shows that there is zero admission in one district and only few in other districts then what action government has taken against such private schools?” he said.
Significantly, in another similar question asked by leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria, it has been answered that there are 24,381 private schools across state which could give admission under the RTE Act but among them 6,830 schools have not given admissions under the act.
Despite the hype about 25% quota under RTE for poor students in private schools no admission has been done in Churu district.