New Delhi: Delhi Government has started the process to fill up vacant seats in private schools for children belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) into preschool and pre primary classes.

Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said although admission of students belonging to general category came to an end on March 31, the enrolment of students under the EWS category would continue till July 31.

He said according to the provisions of Right to Education Act, admission can continue throughout the year.

"Government will ensure that each and every child belonging to EWS category gets admission in these schools," Lovely said after a high-level meeting with top officials of his department.

Lovely said strict directives have been issued to all concerned officials for total compliance of order relating to filling up of 25 per cent EWS category seats in private schools.

The Education department has already uploaded list of vacant seats in preschool and pre primary classes under EWS category in various schools.

He directed the officials of Education Department to give an advertisement in the leading newspapers regarding school-wise vacancies under EWS category.

"These seats belonging to EWS category would be filled as per the rules and regulations of RTE Act," he said.

Education department has received scores of complaints against private schools regarding alleged violations of mandatory reservation of 25 per cent seats for EWS category students.


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