The education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is likely to issue notice to about 33 schools of Mumbai City, after complaints by some parents and guardians that they denied admission to their wards.
Apart from this, some schools were also asked for tuition fees from the students admitted through RTE.
One of the parents said that they were asked to pay Rs 4,200 for books and notebooks apart from the tuition fees.
According to ‘The Times of India’, deputy education officer Prakash Charhate in response to the complaints said that the authorities would instruct these schools not to collect any fee from the students.
As per RTE norms, all the children coming under the economically weaker section of the society have the right to get free primary education as the government has reserved 25 per cent seats in school.
Also, the tuition fee is reimbursed to the school after admission is done.
Further, there are other issues that have led to bone of contention among parents and schools like the authenticity of income certificates submitted by the parents.
In case of any delay, schools are directed to give time to parents to show the original certificates.