The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has registered 4,466 complaints/ cases till date for violation of Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The NCPCR enquires into the complaints relating to the RTE and takes necessary steps for further pursuance with concerned agencies.
The other measures taken / being taken by the NCPCR for the propagation of the said Act include:
- Sensitising workshops on child rights in coordination with the State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) for School Management Committees (SMCs) members and teachers.
- Monitoring RTE infrastructure parameters in schools situated in educationally backward districts.
- Organising public hearings in different States to directly receive complaints for redress of RTE-related issues.
NCPCR has established an online Complaints Management System (CMS) whereby complaints are registered and processed in a transparent manner.
This information was given by Union Minister of Women And Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to an Unstarred Question in Lok Sabha recently.
In the meantime, Madhya Pradesh’s child’s panel received as many as 169 Right to Education (RTE) Act violation complaints in the last two years. Most of the complaints are related to mental and physical harassment of students by schools. School-related complaints dominated the state commission for protection of child rights (SCPCR) bench on Tuesday as well with as many as seven cases of private and missionary schools across the state up for hearing.
Last month in Karnataka, the State’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Rathnakar warned schools of derecognition if they refused to admit students under the RTE Act and violated its provisions.
Early this month, around 11 schools in the city have been issued notices by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for their failure to admit students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Similar complainst have been received in many other States..
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