Private Schools Have to Admit Students from Financially Weaker Sections

As per Supreme Court, the Right to Education Act, 2009 aims to enable children from weaker sections to access primary eduction with no cost. Under this Act, private schools have to get students from disadvantaged groups. The pronouncement would come into effect in 2012-13 session. The apex court asserted that, the fact that one is poor should not deny one get one’s child/children admitted in schools run by private bodies. Else, it would be a violation of the Fundamental Right to Education providing for free primary eduction for the age group between 6 and 14. This is because the object of such organizations that is, providing charity of in the form of free education would be infringed.

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