B’luru school defies HC, refuses admission to kids under RtE Act

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B'luru school defies HC, refuses admission to kids under RtE Act, brainfeed magazine

Even after judicial intervention, one of the premier schools in Bengaluru Rural allegedly refused admission to some kids under the Right to Education (RtE) Act.

The school officials refused to admit the kids inspite of the directions from the Karnataka High Court. Soon after the school’s refusal, Karnataka state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) slapped a notice on the school and warned its authorities of recommending the affiliating board of the school’s disaffiliation.

The school has been identified as the Indus International School, Anekal (Bengaluru Rural).

The Block Education Officer of Anekal told media persons that, “Despite the court order and department notice, the school authorities haven’t yet accepted admission of the children. Now, the parents have filed a contempt case against the school authorities, which will be heard in the High Court on Monday.”

As per the DPI data, Indus school was one of the 60 schools in Karnataka that was exempted from the RtE provisions as per the High Court order. However, the HC later vacated the stay as the school does not belong to minority education institutions and directed the school to admit kids under RtE quota. Still, the school refused to give admission to the children.