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NCPCR inspects admissions under EWS at 44 pvt schools

New Delhi: In a bid to check the situation of students who got admission in schools under the Economic Weaker Section (EWS) category, the National Commission for Protection of Street Children (NCPCR) has visited 44 private schools in Delhi.
The child rights body also claimed they have taken data of the Economic Weaker students from the educational institutions which are being analyzed and soon they will come up with the report.
According to NCPCR, the visit was also to check the proper implementation of Section (12)(1)(c) of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, that mandates 25 per cent reservation for children from economically and socially disadvantaged sections, in private unaided schools.
Sources claimed Section 12(1)(c) of the RTE has the potential to transform the lives of several children across the country.
Yet, many students are often denied this opportunity, either because of the lack of awareness amongst parents or the poor implementation of this policy.
NCPCR official said it was tough to get the data from the school as they were not giving the data regarding the admission of children under EWS category.
The Commission also found some students who were dropouts. The child rights body has also spoken to them for getting their views regarding the reason behind the dropout.
For the whole process, NCPCR has roped in members from Quality Council of India (QCI).
"We are analyzing the data and soon we will come up with the report on the situation of these children," said an official.
Priyank Kanoongo, a member of the Commission, stated their main focus is the overall development of children in which education play the important role.
"We have visited different schools including government schools to check whether the children are getting proper education and if we found any negligence quick action is been taken," said Priyank.
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