Private schools to be penalised for not implementing RTE: Govt
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has decided to initiate punitive measures against private schools which had not filled 25 per cent seats with the poor students under Right to Education Act.
Affiliation of all these private schools would be cancelled and a fine of Rs one lakh would be imposed on them, Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said here today.
Records of all private schools, specifically mentioning the seats filled with poor students under RTE, have been sought from District Education Officers, he said.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has personally instructed all departments of Punjab Government to ensure implementation of policies structured for uplift of the downtrodden and poor families, Maluka said.
Business Standard, 24 May 2012