Saturday, December 2, 2023

Parent�s Association stages demonstration as BPL families face problem

Jamshedpur : Several BPL families today under the banner of Jamshedpur Parent�s Association staged demonstrated at the Deputy Commissioner�s office seeking admission of BPL schools .

Several poverty line (BPL) families here are confronting problem in reaping the benefits of Right To Education (RTE) Act in the wake of persistent delay in the issuance of BPL card to the beneficiary BPL families.

Several of the private run English medium schools have denied admission form to the BPL families, for the next academic session in the absence of BPL card causing embarrassment to the economically poor parents willing to send their children to the English medium schools.

�There is so much confusion that many parents do not even understand the modalities of the act. There is a need to raise awareness about the act among the public,� said Dr Umesh.

�BPL card is the only measurement to identify economically poor family hence schools are denying admission form in the absence of the red (BPL) card,� said Dr Umesh, convenor of Jamshedpur Parent�s Association (JPA).

According to the provisions of the RTE, 25 percent seats are reserved for the BPL students in each school but in the wake of lack of awareness among the beneficiary section hardly one percent of the BPL seats are filled up in the schools, at present.

In addition to this, the outfit has asked the administration to carry out fresh survey in the slum areas to identify the economically poor families.

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