BENGALURU: Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi on Wednesday directed the Commissioner of Public Instructions to initiate legal action against two Army Public Schools and a Delhi Public School for not admitting children under RTE.
The Commissioner of Public Instruction has been directed to initiate proceedings against any school which have not admitted children under RTE without legal justification, and submit an action-taken report by June 12, Justice Adi said.
Justice Adi’s directions came after the Director of Public Instructions submitted that since the three schools had not admitted students under RTE, arrangements have been made to reserve seats in other schools.
Meanwhile, the director informed Justice Adi that there are 12 schools with 60 vacancies under RTE quota which has yet to be filled. He proposed to conduct a lottery system in the presence of parents of the children to allot seats.
The director also told Justice Adi that some parents have alleged that after the first round of admissions under RTE, a few admissions were made to better schools. This led to some parents losing their chance to get their children admitted to those schools in the second round.
Justice Adi said even after the lottery, all parents may not be interested. Some may have already admitted their children to other schools after having failed to secure seats in the first and second rounds. “In such circumstances, if there are any leftover seats in good schools, the parents choice of school be given instead of one allotted under lottery. This means only in the event of availability of seats in such schools even after the lottery, instead of wasting the said seats,” Justice Adi said.