During the resumed hearing of a civil case, the counsel for District Education officer informed Civil judge, Anshul Berry that the schools had been asked to submit the reports related to RTE implementation latest by March 31. The department has been granted time to compile the reports and file a reply before the court, the DEO stated.
A public interest litigation had been filed in the district court by Pankaj Chandgothia which stated that the education department and private schools were attempting to delay the implementation of Right to Education Act. The act makes it mandatory to offer 25 percent seats to students from economically weaker section.
The court had directed the department to form a policy and implement the act. Recently, the education department had asked all the private schools to get fresh recognition by making a declaration for the same.
Chandgothia has also issued a legal notice to Panchkula Deputy Commissioner stating that the directions of the court on RTE had not been implemented. The court had directed the Deputy Commissioner to launch a campaign to publicize the policy in this regard and informing about availability of seats for students from EWS.
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