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Notice: School Taking Admissions before January 2014 Will Be Considered Illegal

Nov 7, 2013 10:36 IST

    The government have issued a circular warning to schools and the parents of admissions made before January especially by private schools will be illegal. The notice issued after observing Private schools already commencing admissions for the next academic session.

    The circular issued by the commissioner of public instruction mentioned that Parents and public are informed of cancellation of such admissions, which are made before the announcement of calendar of events by the department. Those admissions of students shall be considered illegal and be liable to forfeit and cancellation, automatically. To prevent trouble, parents are advised to refrain from early admissions, since department will not recognize it under any circumstances.

    As per the department of public instructions, the admission process for academic year 2014-15 will commence from January 2014.The circular mentioned of observing certain private schools of Bangalore and few other places already undertaking admissions for 2014-15 by inviting online applications from those seeking admissions. Some schools have even begin with screening procedure and collecting capitation fee which is clearly infringement of Section 13 of the RTE Act. The rules have been violated.

    The Right to Education Act rule states that the schools must inform the concerned block education about the number of available seats for admissions. The BEO shall compute 25% availability of seats in Class 1, school-wise, and report it to the parent teacher association (PTA) and community using public display/notice at prominent places. 

    An action would be taken if any parent reports about such early admission incidence. Upon finding guilty, maximum punishment would be ‘derecognition’ of that School, as informed by A. Devaprakash, Director of public instructions, Primary education.

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