Right to Education may increase quota to 40 per cent in schools

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Schools that have been allotted land by the government at lower rates might now have to reserve almost 40 per cent of seats for students from poorer sections.

A Delhi High Court ruling in 2007 had set aside a 15 per cent quota — 10 per cent for children from the economically weaker section (EWS) and five per cent for those of staff. In case the five per cent staff quota wasn’t filled, those seats would also go to EWS children.

Newsline has learnt that an additional 25 per cent is being considered for reservation under the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) for the 390 schools that are on government land allotted at concessional rates.

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