Haryana government’s education department had asked the schools to upload the list of seats reserved for economically weaker sections (EWS) category by March 20.
The education department, Haryana government, issued a show cause notice to nearly 5,000 schools in the state, including 279 in Gurgaon, over failure to upload the list of seats that are reserved for students of economically weaker sections (EWS) category by March 20 on the school's website and the government's Management Information System portal.
According to education department rules, private schools have to keep 10 per cent of the vacancies for meritorious students from economically weaker sections.
Ram Kumar Phalaswal, district elementary education officer (DEEO), Gurgaon, said, “The district department will also issue notices and start admitting students from their end as per the vacancies on the MIS portal.”
Apart from furnishing the details of the vacancies, the schools are also required to provide the details to the district education officers (DEOs) of their area through the website.
The department has uploaded a 100-page district wise list of schools on its website and has asked the DEOs to ensure compliance with government rules.
The government has also said that affiliation of the private schools will be withdrawn if they don’t abide by the norms set by the department. The schools have been given 10 days to reply to the notice.
Some of these schools in Gurgaon are The Shri Ram School; DPS in sectors 28 and 45, and Sushant Lok; Ryan International School; The Heritage; Ajanta Public School and Springdale School.
Meanwhile, Kulbhushan Sharma, chairman of Federation of Private Schools (an association of private schools in Haryana), told City Spidey, “The government wants to close private schools and shift the students to government schools.”
Sharma added that more than 2,000 schools have already furnished the details of the EWS seats but they are not yet being shown on the department’s website.