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RTE violation: ABVP to set up statewide blockade on April 25

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Jamshedpur : The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) will set up a statewide blockade on April 25 to protest against the RTE violation.

While the ABVP in Jamshedpur would block the Mango bridge from morning, other ABVP branches across the state have planned to affect normal life protesting against alleged irregularities in private schools.

On Thursday, a group of 30 ABVP activists protested at the district collectorate to submit a five point memorandum to the chief minister Raghubar Das. “The five points are immediate implementation of the RTE Act in private schools, centralising entry level admissions, filling up the reserved seats in all private schools and regulating the annual fee hike,” said Prabhat Shankar Tiwary, general secretary of ABVP, Jamshedpur.

ABVP activists said that Human Resource Development Minister of Jharkhand Neera Yadav has said that commercialisation of education will not be tolerated in the State and private schools will have to follow the rules in accordance with the Right to Education, or action will be taken against them.

“We are not going to tolerate the increasing practice of commercialisation of education in our State,” said the activist. Accepting that the level of government schools in the State was very low, he said that efforts are on to upgrade the level of those schools.

CM has already directed to adjust the amount in monthly fee and every private school of the state who had taken amount in the name of readmission will have to follow the direction of Chief Minister Raghuvar Das.

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