As many as 1.41 lakh children of weaker sections against the total
vacancy of 1,70,987 lakh seats have been admitted in different
private schools in Madhya Pradesh under the Right of Children to
Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act up till now. Under the
Act, 25 per cent seats are reserved for children of weaker
sections of the society.
According to an
official spokesperson relaxing the rules for admission of these
children of weaker sections the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled
Madhya Pradesh Government has directed the concerned schools to
provide admission on a first come first serve basis.
Pradesh School Education Department has issued new instructions to
this effect to district collectors about free of cost admission
against the vacant seats.
Now, there will
be no need of lottery system for random selection of children
against the vacant seats since the number of applications is still
lesser than the available seats.
It has been said
in the instructions that if an application is moved by a child
living on the border of neighbourhood or from the border of
extended neighbourhood, he will be given admission to the school
Parents can also submit application in prescribed proforma to District Education Officer for admission to private
school. District Education Officers have been instructed to
implement the new instructions firmly.