Only 32 per cent admissions have been reported for the students of economically weaker sections in the state under the 25 per cent reservation underlined by Right To Education (RTE) Act. Officials feel that lack of awareness and delay in decision could be the reason behind its poor implementation.
Director of Education Shreedhar Salunkhe,said,The government resolution for 25 per cent reservation this year was announced in June. As most private unaided schools finish their admissions by January,there was not much that could be done. We cannot entirely blame schools,parents or the implementing agency. Were hoping that next year,we will be able to achieve 100 per cent implementation.
On May 25,Supreme Court had made it mandatory for schools to reserve 25 per cent seats for economically backward children at the entry level at class I or nursery (pre-primary) level,if the school has nursery classes.
As many as 67,306 admissions were done across the state at entry levels, Salunkhe said. There were two lakh children who were required to be admitted in the schools under this reservation.