The Chandigarh Administration was distinct congratulatory on Independence Day. Lauding its achievements, including implementation of the Right to Education Act. According to the administration, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 has been implemented in letter and spirit to ensure that no child remains out of school because of the disabilities of family background or his/ her socio-economic conditions. However, the statement does lend itself to skepticism.
Lawyer Pankaj Changothia strongly differs with the claim of the administration. He asserted that three years after the passage of the RTE, the act has not been successfully implemented across schools in Chandigarh. In that context, he described the statement of the administration as misleading.
The lawyer said schools have been trying to identify loopholes to escape the ambit of the RTE. Many of them are projecting themselves as minority institutions. He also warned that the complacency of the administration would encourage such schools.
Chandgothia pointed out that the High Court has directed CBSE to get records of income and expenditure from private schools, but schools have not furnished the information.
Pannkaj Chandgothia said admissions to the next session will start in November, which will give the administration another chance to substantiate its claims.
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