Haryana Guidelines for School Admissions

The Haryana Directorate of Elementary Education has issued new guidelines for effective implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, an official spokesman said here on 30th March, 2011.

He disclosed that every child in the age group of six – to – 14 years would be provided eight years of elementary education by all the government, government – aided and recognized schools.

“No child would be denied admission for want of documents; no child would be turned away if the admission cycle in the school was over and no child would be asked to take an admission test,” he added.

Also, children with disabilities would be provided education in the mainstream schools.

Moreover, all private schools would be required to enrol school children from weaker sections and disadvantaged communities to “the extent of 25 per cent of their enrolment by simple random selection and no seat in this quota could be left vacant”.

These children would be treated at par with all other children in the school and would be subsidised by the State at the rate of average per learner costs in the government school.

Of the 25 per cent reservation for the weaker sections of society, 12.5 per cent would be for weaker sections, five per cent each for members belonging to Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes and 1.25 per cent each for widows of soldiers and children of handicapped parents, he added.

The schools would be required to make public the date of admission and at least 15 days period would be given for submitting applications.

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