Friday, 10 February 2012
Now government schools HAVE TO provide free education!
Right to Education (RTE) is a Fundamental Right according to which children between 6-14 years of age will get free elementary education. Despite this Act, school authorities often collect fees from children under various heads. To oppose this practice, many children from different areas of Delhi have filed requests with NCPCR, DCPCR and Delhi Government with Pardarshita's support, but the school authorities did not move an inch.
Finally, Pardarshita filed a Writ Petition W.P. (4493/2010) in Hon’ble High court on 9/7/2010. In Court proceedings, the Delhi Government has filed an affidavit stating that they have abolished all the Funds and Fees that were being charged from students of government schools.
The circulars issued by Delhi Government for implementation of Section 3 of RTE Act are enclosed herewith.