For years people have been trying to admit their wards in higher school for good quality education through Right to Education but there are many privileged people who have been also trying to get their wards admission through the same process to cut the expenses of the school fees even though they are not eligible.
In order to check the misuse of the process, the court had ordered to form a verification committee, which will be responsible for fact-checking of all the documents.
The committee has found issues with around 2000 applications received under RTE this year. Last year many parents forged documents to get their wards admitted in renowned schools under RTE and got admissions. When the deprived beneficiaries came to know about this, they went to court and the court directed to form a verification committee. The verification committee found that over 2000 applications have various issues.
Verification committee officer Mohd Sharif has appealed that this year the parents will have to submit an affidavit to the education department, under which they would be liable to criminal proceedings if the information or documents submitted are false. Hence it has been requested to withdraw the applications, before the admission process.
The parents have mentioned false birth dates and applied from reserved as well as open category, some have updated their Aadhaar cards and a few had shown less income in their income certificate. Some have submitted rent agreements only for the sake of getting admission, but this year as the verification committee is formed all this came forward.