Under the RTE Act, certain aided private schools are mandated to reserve 25 per cent of their seats at the entry-level for children from economically weak families. The government reimburses the fees of these students.
“We are considering re-introduction of the pass-fail system in schools. However, we will have an annual assessment in all classes. We shall prepare students in a way that they can pass in any examinations,” Tripura education minister said
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