New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Central government’s decision provide poor students with free education under Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, the private schools in the national capital have expressed their displeasures on the move terming it a superficial and impossible on practical grounds.

In a reply to the government, the private schools in New Delhi said that the decision is far from realty and can only remain valid for government schools in the country.

They also condemned the government’s approach of asking the private schools about their suggestions on RTE after two years. “Its too late. Why does the government want to know our suggestions after a long gap of two years?” asked the representatives of private schools.

Delhi Public School Association president RC Jain said, “It would have been better if the government had asked for our viewpoints earlier before passing the law. However, all the private schools have given their suggestions to the government on Monday.”

“The law has been forcefully enforced on us. It is not practical. The students who are coming through RTE in the schools are lagging far behind the students of private schools. In such a condition it is not easy to match the education standards,” he added.