Gwalior: Taking a firm step to implement the Right to Education Act, the Gwalior district administration has directed all the public schools in its jurisdiction to give admission to poor children.

The administration’s list includes big schools like Scindia School and Delhi Public School. Now the schools would have to admit children belonging to weaker sections and Dalits from nursery to class VI.

The district administration has asked people residing near these schools to apply for admission, and has also finalized the list in compliance with the 25 per cent quota of seats available in the schools.

Now, Scindia School will have to admit 17 children in class six under the provisions of RTE Act.

Similarly, 9 children can take admission in nursery in the DPS while 50 children will get an opportunity to join class I in the famous Carmel Convent School.

Overall, more than 550 seats in the schools affiliated to CBSE have been earmarked for the children belonging to marginalized section.

Earlier, the management of these schools was reluctant to follow the guidelines but due to stern attitude of the District Collector they provided the details of seat availability and agreed to follow the provisions of the Act.

Now, how much the RTE Act would be effective will be known only in the next academic session.  

JPN/Bureau