Advocacy forum,Shikshan Hakka Manch,on Tuesday staged a protest outside the office of state Directorate of Education,demanding the ouster of Director of Education (primary) Mahaveer Mane for allegedly failing to implement the RTE Act properly in the state.
Mane is solely responsible for poor implementation of the RTE Act. His gross negligence and lack of will has resulted in denial of basic educational rights to underprivileged children. The state government should sack him at the earliest,failing which we will intensify our agitation, said Matin Mujawar,President,Shikshan Hakka Manch.
He said over 66 per cent of the seats reserved under the RTE Act for children from economically backward and weaker sections were still lying vacant in the state this year.
The Directorate of Education has been shielding schools,which are accused of violating RTE Act. This is happening despite subordinate offices after conducting inquiries have recommended action against errant schools. Mane is sitting on such inquiry reports, said Mujawar. Mane was not available for his comment.