Schools De­mand Writ­ten As­sur­ance From State Govt On RTE Fees

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The In­de­pen­dent English Schools As­so­ci­a­tion (IESA) has de­cided to ad­mit stu­dents un­der the 25 per cent RTE quota for the 2018-19 aca­demic year, only if the state gives a writ­ten as­sur­ance to clear its ar­rears. Else, it will fill up the seats by ad­mit­ting stu­dents through the reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion process, IESA Pres­i­dent Ja­gruti Dhar­mad­hikari said last month. If this hap­pens, around 600 stu­dents in Pim­pri Chinch­wad may lose the op­por­tu­nity to get ad­mis­sion un­der the RTE quota in 2018-19. Al­to­gether 28 schools are af­fil­i­ated to the as­so­ci­a­tion. If other schools in the city fol­low this model, around 6,000 stu­dents will lose the ad­mis­sion op­por­tu­nity as well.

The Right To Ed­u­ca­tion (RTE) Act was im­ple­mented from 2013. As part of it, the state gov­ern­ment has to re­im­burse fees of the 25 per cent stu­dents ad­mit­ted to schools un­der the pro­vi­sion.

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