Home News Reports BJP MP introduces private bill in Lok Sabha to amend the Minority favouring RTE act

BJP MP introduces private bill in Lok Sabha to amend the Minority favouring RTE act

Maheish Girri, the BJP MP from East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, yesterday revealed that he had introduced a Private Bill in the Lok Sabha, which asks for amendments in the Right to education or RTE act:

The MP also pointed out that he wanted one of the biggest flaws of the act amended, and also provided logic for the same.
The act in question stipulates that all the private run unaided schools need to reserve 25% of their seats for students from the weaker sections of the society. But the main issue is that the minority run institutions are exempted from following this directive as per the 93rd amendment in the constitution passed in 2005.

The Supreme Court in 2014 had also reiterated the point that the RTE act would not be applicable to aided and unaided minority schools and that they can’t be obligated to reserve 25% of the seats.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Maheish Girri claimed that this amendment contradicted the right to equality which has been enshrined in our constitution. He also stated that no waiver should be given to any particular faith by a society which promotes the idea of secularism.

Also as reported in the past, this discrimination against majority run schools has meant that the number of minority schools are steadily rising at the cost of Hindu run schools. According to the report which sampled data from Urban Bangalore, the number of  private unaided schools just grew from 2,753 to 2,868 from 2012-13 to 2015-16 which was measly growth rate of 1.35%. While minority institutions on the other hand grew from 160 to 340 which was a growth rate of 28%.

Further, it has been reported that Hindu run schools are even struggling to stay operational due to difficulty in RTE compliance. The report also stated that more than 3000 of such schools have been forced to close throughout the country.

The RTE Act has another problem, which demands a 30:1 student to teacher ratio, puttin a further strain on the school’s finances. Also if in any case the government is unable to fill all the reserved 25% seats it doesn’t mean that the school can use them admit students of its own choice. The act stipulates that the seats need to be kept vacant year on year which means they cannot be filled till the 8th standard.

While the bill is a welcome step, only 14 private member bills have passed in India since Independence, which perhaps foretells the possible outcome of this effort. But at least this bill may shine the light on the flaws of RTE, paving the way for amendments by the Government.

Sharing is caring - Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Cambridge University confirms that Rahul Gandhi did his M.Phil using the name Raul Vinci

Cambridge University confirms that Rahul Gandhi did his MPhil using the name Raul Vinci

AltNews co-founder caught shielding Islamists following the Sri Lanka terror attacks

Altnews cofounder seems to have graduated from sharing fake news himself to shielding radical Islamists

Convenor of Delhi Congress IT cell shares badly edited video accusing PM Modi of using an abusive word

Congress' Gaurav Pandhi has earlier also spread misinformation to attack the central government

Shekhar Gupta says ‘latest’ CVoter survey predicts BJP getting 220 in 2019 elections, Yashwant Deshmukh calls it fake news

Yashwant Deshmukh of CVoter, putting the record straight said that CVoter has respected the Election Commission embargo and has not released any vote or seat numbers once the election process started.

Rahul Gandhi talks while PM Modi delivers the Make In India promise: Apple to shift mass production of iPhones from China to India

While Bengaluru unit of Apple was already manufacturing older models, the new facility will manufacture newer phones

Watch: Digvijay Singh spreads the Rs. 15 lakh lie at a public rally, boy does a ‘surgical strike’ on him

Congress leader Digvijay Singh, while addressing a public rally and attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tauntingly asked the people whether they received the amount of Rs 15 lakh in their accounts.

Air Vistara feels honoured to have decorated war vetaran Major Gen G D Bakshi onboard, ‘liberals’ decide to shame them

'Liberals' decide to switch loyalties to another airline after Air Vistara feels honoured to have Major Gen G D Bakshi onboard

‘Liberals’ bully Air Vistara into deleting their tweet honouring decorated war veteran onboard

Bowing down to the pressure of the bullies masquerading as liberals, Air Vistara has deleted the picture. 

Samajwadi Party friendly ‘journalist’ associated with The Wire caught spreading lies about Yogi Adityanath, deletes tweet after getting called out

Rohini Singh, who is notoriously known for her propaganda, along with her colleague Prashant Kanojia, has yet again posted fake news to target the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Latest articles

Connect with us

156,815FansLike
129,559FollowersFollow
54,315SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Sharing is caring - Share This Post and Support: