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Coimbatore

Petition against Amrita Vidyalayam for denying seats under RTE Act

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A complaint has been filed before the District Collector here stating that Amrita Vidyalayam, a private school in Ramasamy Nagar, has refused to offer seats under the Right to Education Act.

The petition filed today by a parent, S Raghunath, says the school does not provide the mandatory 25 per cent seats to economically backward students in the neighbourhood.

Besides, an RTI reply received by the petitioner on August 8, 2016, from the CBSE office in Chennai says the school has CBSE affiliation only from Class 1 and its nursery classes which include Pre-KG, LKG and UKG are not affiliated to any board.

The petition also says the school does not comply with any of the guidelines under the RTE Act. “It does not publish any information nor does it display a board regarding the number of seats offered under the RTE Act or number of seats left,” he adds.

Raghunath has demanded that the school introduce online receipt of applications so that there is transparency in the process. Covai Post made attempts to get in touch with the school officials but none was available for comment.

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