Ensure free books to EWS students or face action: Delhi Govt warns private schools

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The Delhi Government will take strict action against private schools in the National Capital if they do not provide textbooks and uniforms free of cost to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students.

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has issued a letter directing schools authorities to ensure compliance of the provision in RTE Act and provide free textbooks, writing material and uniform to the child attending school under EWS and DG category. Strict action will be taken against the defaulting schools.

It is mandatory for to reserve 25 per cent seats for admission to students belonging to the EWS and Disadvantaged Category (DG).

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The government reimburses Rs 1,598 per student to private schools in lieu of giving admission to students who belong to this section.

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