Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has set a new record in the current academic session under the Right to Education Act 2009. Never before had such a large number of poor children been enrolled in private schools. In the academic session 2022-23, 1.31 lakh poor and unprofitable group children have been admitted in private schools under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 (RTE). The application for the third lottery can be made till June 10.
Following the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, all private schools have been directed to admit children from poor and socially disadvantaged sections in class one as per RTE 2009. These children will be provided free education up to Class VIII. The burden of fees is borne by the Government. Action is also taken against private schools for irregularities in the admission of selected students. The Director of the basic education department Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh has said that the third phase of the lottery will be held on June 15 and admissions will be held by June 30. Under this, the government reimburses the fee of Rs 450 per month per student to private schools.
The RTE Act was implemented in the country in 2009. Around 21,000 children were admitted to the previous SP government from 2012 to 2016. While 3.41 lakh children who took admission from 2017 to 2021-22 are still studying in private schools. 1.31 lakh children have been enrolled in this session. About one lakh children were admitted in the last academic session.