HRD Ministry sought data from states on vacant EWS seats in private schools

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The HRD Ministry has requested that the states give information about empty seats under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) classification in passage level classes in tuition based schools.

The move comes in the wake of a report by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) as per which around 13,000 nursery seats held for kids from monetarily burdened family units in non-public schools in the 2018-19 scholastic session stay unfilled in the national capital.

“I have requested that the states give information about empty EWS seats and afterward we will investigate what should be possible to guarantee the competitors under the class can make the best utilization of the accessible arrangements,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, 25% of the seats are to be saved for the EWS and Disadvantaged Group (DG) classifications in section level classes nursery, KG and I in every single non-public school.

While those having a place with families with yearly pay not as much as Rs 1 lakh can look for confirmation under the EWS class, the DG-classification candidates incorporate the SC, ST, OBC, non-velvety layer, in an unexpected way abled, and transgender.

The DCPCR likewise brought up that upwards of 74 tuition based schools in Delhi did not concede even a solitary understudy under the EWS class in the last two scholastic sessions.

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