Education department may pull up schools

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Education department officials in Aurangabad have taken serious note of private schools starting admission procedure before the schedule being released by the Zilla Parishad (ZP). Information about some schools starting early admissions for deprived children has been received and the same will be reviewed by deputy director of education.
It would be checked what procedures were followed by these schools and were they in accordance with the norms mentioned under RTE.As per the norms under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, 25% of the total seats are to be allotted to underprivileged students.
Speaking about the RTE Act being implemented more strictly this year, the official said that the implementation had to be percolated across the state.
Meanwhile, the ZP primary education department has released a timetable for schools to conduct admissions under RTE for the academic year 2014-15 from March 10 onwards. The process has been initiated to guide officials about the process and inform all private schools through meetings convened by principal of thee schools, school management representatives, block education officer, centre chief and concerned officials.

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