EWS seats: Pvt schools defy, say no vacancies
This, when 60 applications pertaining to admission under the EWS quota in private schools were received at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on Friday.
The decision of private schools came after the Independent Schools Association (ISA) held its general body meeting at Vivek High School, Sector 38.
The schools said if the UT Administration wanted them to implement 25 per cent EWS quota under the RTE Act for pre-nursery and nursery classes then it should ask the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development to issue a separate notification in this regard. Also, the administration should give in writing that they would reimburse the expenditure incurred on the EWS students by the private schools.
Furthermore, the schools also said the education department should clarify whether they have to implement 15 per cent EWS quota as per their 2005 notification or 25 per cent as mentioned by the RTE Act.
As per the UT Administration 2005 notification, private schools can charge a nominal fee from
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