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Jamshedpur Abhibhavak Sangh urges DC to help provide BPL income certificate

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Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Abhibhavak Sangh representatives and parents headed by president of the Sangh Dr Umesh Kumar on Monday urged the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar to help provide BPL income certificate of Rs 72,000 or less to the underprivileged parents seeking admission in reserved seats in schools across the city.

Dr. Umesh Kumar said, it is the right of children to free and compulsory Education according to the ‘Right to Education Act also known as RTE’. Under the act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, ever child between the 6 and 14 years is entitled to free and compulsory education in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. In this context the Jharkhand government had also issued a notification on 16 December 2016 which says that parents with annual income of Rs 72, 000 will be treated as BPL.

He further said that when the labourer class people residing in different bustis around Jamshedpur when apply for income certificate for getting admission of their child in the reserved seat in the school, they are being provided income certificate of more than Rs 72,000.

‘When questioned the concerned officer says that the district administration has ordered to provide income certificate of Rs 70, 000 and above. Due to this the BPL families are finding it difficult to get admission of the their wards in the school’, added Dr. Kumar.

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