Divisional Joint Director and District Education Officer should strictly follow the instructions
Raipur : An Order has been issued by the government in the course of the decision of the High Court on the students in private schools under the Right to Free and Compulsory Child Education Act (RTE) . According to this, along with free education, it is mandatory to provide free textbooks, uniforms and stationery to the beneficiary students by the schools. But it has come to notice through various means that some private schools are not providing these facilities to the beneficiary students, which is in violation of the orders of the High Court and the government.
Director Public Instruction has directed all the Divisional Joint Directors in their subordinate districts and District Education Officers that in private schools operating in the districts, where RTEs are being run,it should be ensured to monitor those schools and strictly follow the instructions of the government. It is noteworthy that under the Act, the District Education Officer has been declared as a competent officer within his working area. It has also been directed by the Director Public Instruction that if any private school does not follow the rules, or violates these rules, then strict action should be taken against the concerned school as per the provision in the Act.