Chandigarh : Private schools in the city have not been admitting EWS students under RTE Act on one pretext or the other, and are now going to convert the vacant RTE seats into general category.
In this background, a delegation of NSUI led by Sunny Mehta met the Education Secretary, DPI and the DEO today, and apprised them of the latest high court order whereby the definition of ‘neighborhood’ has now been vividly defined.
Today being the last day for admissions under the EWS category and the corresponding failure of the private schools to admit the students as per the RTE forced us to convince the authorities that the vacant seats must not be converted into general category and should be offered to EWS students. Consequently, the success attributed to these efforts is that the DEO has issued the schools a letter (attached) asking them to furnish the details of the no. of EWS candidates admitted and other vital details and has further directed the schools to reveal the still vacant seats and has directed all the private schools that the seats should not be converted into general category without the written approval of the department.
NSUI demands that the administration must instead invite fresh applications from the EWS students for filling up the vacant seats.