It has been reported that many students of standard 8th in city are facing trouble as the free admission facility in the RTE quota has going to end in this academic session. In otherwords, they have to pay full fees from the academic session 2020-21.As we know that private schools in city extract heavy fees economically weaker sections are now expecting a government intervention in this matter.
The parents of many students responded regarding this issue. The parent is worried that his salary cannot completely bear the expenses of school fees and he is concerned about future of the children. A NGO working in the city stated that many parents have called them to enquire about this matter. They said that many schools are started demanding money from now onwards. The feud between state government and schools has aggravated the issue and Independent English Schools ‘Association (IESA) informed that they will be holding a state level meeting in December to take a decision regarding this. They even said that schools are already upset over the non-payment of RTE reimbursement and they added that if nothing materialised in proper manner they will boycott all the RTE admissions.
However, it is anticipating that the union government will take a decision on this and regulate the RTE Act and extend it till STD XII or at least X.