Right To Education (RTE), a scheme meant for the admissions of students of economically poor class has become a headache for both government as well as guardians with the prevalent nexus of agents who are at every big school, trying to dupe them.
As per a complaint at the Samadhan Kendra, an agent took Rs 20 thousand from a guardian. Significantly, this agent procured a bogus RTE admission letter for the guardian. Noted that the government has provided free education to economically backward students in prominent schools under RTE.
However some agents have begun raking profit from this law meant for poor students. An agent named Shinde demanded Rs 20 thousand from a guardian and promised him admission in a top school.
After taking the amount, Shinde also gave him a bogus admission letter. However the school denied admission to the guardian. Understanding that he had been fleeced, the guardian filed a complaint in the Samadhan Kendra.
There is no income limit while giving admissions under RTE to ST guardians. One guardian applied under RTE and his ward got selected in a prominent school through lottery. However when the guardian went to the verification centre and saw the efforts of genuine poor guardians, he withdrew the RTE application of his ward.
It is worth mentioning here that a total of 5701 children in the district were selected in the first lottery of RTE. The first round of admission process was given extension by the education department. By Thursday, the admissions of 3765 children were finalised.