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Private schools mandated to admit 15% students from weaker sections

July 01, 2019 3:29 pm

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act came into effect from April 1, 2010 and the Act makes elementary education a fundamental right of all children in the age group of 6-14 years

Explained: SC refuses petition to modify its order on post-graduate medical admissions

June 10, 2019 7:12 pm

The medical admission process this year has witnessed substantial delay, from May 31, the deadline has now been extended till June 17. The delay has been caused by Maharashtra government’s decision to implement new reservation for PG medical seats this year.

Mumbai: Students to protest against Maratha, EWS quota

April 09, 2019 1:33 am

Claiming that they are not against any particular community, the aspirants are demanding that reservation be capped at 50 per cent in the state.

Tough for govt to pay beyond class VIII: Education Minister Manish Sisodia

April 08, 2019 2:10 am

A government notification of 2007 says all schools on government land will have to reserve 20% seats for EWS children and there is no question of these children being forced to pay fee or leave, says Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.

Hardlook: Holes in the safety net

April 08, 2019 7:38 am

Far from the excitement of entering a new grade, thousands of EWS children are facing an uncertain future as they reach Class IX. With parents being asked to pay fee they cannot afford, The Indian Express looks at what caused the crisis

Right to Education: EWS students must get books, uniforms, says DoE

April 11, 2018 3:32 am

In a circular issued on Tuesday, the DoE also cited a High Court order of 2014, and said it was obligatory for them to do so.

‘EWS bills of Rs 15 lakh not reimbursed’

June 23, 2015 5:47 am

Independent Schools Association (ISA) says many schools have not been reimbursed in the past two years and an amount of nearly Rs 15 lakh is pending with the Education Department.

Govt to spend Rs 3,000 more per EWS child to fill seats under RTE reservation

May 04, 2015 2:59 am

The additional amount is for school uniform, shoes, books, transportation facility and other study materials.

CAG report puts three of city’s minority institutions in dock

April 15, 2015 12:39 am

Educationists have often alleged that ‘minority’ tag is sought just to avoid RTE quota of 25% seats for the poor.

Govt cracks down, will monitor EWS admissions in private hospitals

March 19, 2015 3:08 am

Recruitment of patient welfare officers — a post which was discontinued by the Delhi government — will start again.