RTE quota: out goes ‘free’ education

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“Unable to control private school managements from extorting fees from parents of children admitted under the RTE quota, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has removed the word ‘free’ education and retained only the word compulsory from the advertisements issued by the department to raise awareness about the Act.

This comes months after the RTE task force submitted a complaint to the Karnataka State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) stating that the ads issued by the department were misleading as private unaided schools were charging fees for parents whose children were admitted under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education reservation quota.”

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