Delhi schools asked to furnish admission process details

Thursday, November 25, 2010

NEW DELHI - In order to monitor the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has issued a circular to all schools in the city to furnish details of admissions in the academic session next year.

The circular, an official of DCPCR said Thursday, asks schools to implement the various provisions of the RTE Act during fresh intake of students in the academic session of 2011-12.

The circular said: “The commission would like to have the information in respect of children which your institution proposed to admit in class one in the academic session 2011-12.”

Apart from Class 1, the circular also asks school principals to submit details of pre-school, nursery and pre-primary classes admissions being conducted in their schools and the number of children proposed to be enrolled in these classes in the new session.

“The commission has issued this circular to fulfill its statutory obligations under Section 31(1), 32(3) and 33(4) of RTE Act, 2009, whereby it is assigned the task to monitor a child’s right to education and decide appeals forwarded against the decision of the local authorities,” the official said.

The Right to Education legislation promises free and compulsory education to children in the age group of six to 14.

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