Nursery class does not fall under RTE act !
By Madhurie Singh, February 18, 2013
The Central government says the Nursery or pre – nursery classes does not fall under RTE act totally !
Well they still have to allocate 25% of the seats to the EWS (economically weaker sections).
So talk about the loopholes, here they are provided for by the government itself!
The play schools or kindergarten schools also will come into the RTE act as far as the admission to the EWS is concerned as the RTE act does not apply to children below 6 years of age then how come the 25% reservation rule applies to the kids under 6 years?
I am at a loss with this strange fact of RTE. Why cannot the government straight away make it same for all pre schools, playschools and primary schools to follow one single set of rules.
In my opinion, all schools whether they are playschools, or primary must follow RTE 100% or not. This will actually help the RTE in the long run if they are serious. Playschools will get to admit kids from the nursery with the RTE in place, hence the primary schools will not be able to show doors to the EWS applicants.
Ofcourse we are innovative Indians, so trust the schools for coming up with brilliant ways to avoid loopholes.