Tribunal to look into RTE complaints

The state government on Friday announced the setting up of a tribunal for looking into complaints related to implementation of Right to Education Act in Bengal.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 2, 2012 3:41 am

The state government on Friday announced the setting up of a tribunal for looking into complaints related to implementation of Right to Education Act in Bengal. From now,parents can also lodge their complaint online through education department’s website.

Announcing this,Education Minister Bratya Basu said the seven-member tribunal will comprise former justice Sadhan Gupta,former judge Suhas Chatterjee,Additional Mission Director NRHM Reshmi Kamal and four others officials of the school education department.

“We have received complaints from the parents that many schools did not admit their students,but the school authorities failed to divulge the details of why the students were not being admitted. If a tribunal is set up,it will resolve such issues and quickly dispose of the cases which has been pending in the department for years,” Basu added.

The tribunal will also look into the complaints of corporal punishment till the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights,an interim authority West Bengal Right to Education Authority,starts functioning.

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