Publish Date: | Sun, 15 May 2022 01:51 AM (IST)
Rajnandgaon. The age limit for admission to class I in Swami Atmanand English Medium School of Excellence has been extended. Now children up to the age of six years will be eligible for admission. Earlier it was five and a half years. Increasing the age limit will bring relief to many parents. Meanwhile, the process of admission in the district is going on.
Action was taken for admission of class I in Sarveshwar Das Nagar Palika Nigam English Medium School of Excellence.
In which 1083 applications were received. 567 applications were rejected and after scrutiny, a total of 50 were selected through lottery to 516 children, who would be given the benefit of free education. In Swami Atmanand English Medium School of Excellence, the rules given to 25 percent poor children of the right to education in private schools do not apply.
Rather, in the Swami Atmanand English Medium School of Excellence operated in the state, 100 percent seats are being given admission as per rules to give the benefit of free education to 100 percent children from class I to XII. In which 50 percent seats are reserved for girls. 25% seats are reserved for BPL and 25% seats are open admission.
Lottery removed after mixing all applications
Rajnandgaon. Chhattisgarh Parents Association alleges that arbitrariness is being done in the admission process. According to the statement issued by the union, offline lottery was conducted for online filled applications for admission in Sarveshdas Municipal Corporation Swami Atmanand English Medium School. Parents are constantly accusing them of doing arbitrariness by referring to the rules and instructions of DPI. The first 567 rejected applications were hidden. To date, the parents have not been informed as to why their children’s applications were made ineligible.
When the lottery was being done for the applications received from class VI to VIII and when the 25 percent seats which are reserved for the economically weaker sections, while drawing the lottery for them, when the applications of APL were also included in the applications. So the parents protested. He said that why the seats reserved for poor children are being given to the rich, then the principal and DMC present there referred to the orders of the DPI.
When the parents demanded to show the order, when the order was shown, it was not written in that order that the lottery should be taken out by mixing the applications of APL with BPL applications.
Lottery to be drawn again as per rules:
According to the parent union, the Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) had directed on March 31, 2022, that 50 percent seats for girls, 25 percent BPL and 25 percent seats should be reserved for APL, but the principal and DMC jointly agreed to APL in BPL. The applications were drawn together by lottery. The parents union says that such arbitrariness has been done in the lottery drawn for all the classes. Therefore, the lottery should be drawn again as per the rules, because there has been arbitrariness in drawing the lottery and the instructions of DPI have been violated.
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