Published On : Thu, Dec 28th, 2017

English Medium Schools not to give admission under RTE MESTA President decries Education Minister's attitude

Vinod Tawde
Nagpur: Under Maharashtra English School Teachers Association (MESTA) the directors of English Medium School had taken out a morcha recently to the State legislative Assembly and expressed their anger against the Education MInister Vinod Tawde. Directors of education Institutes from all over the state had gathered here.

The directors demanded that the pending amount of Rs 650 crores of schools in all the districts of the state giving admission under the Right to Education (RTE) be given and similarly the reimburse Rs 86.4456 crores to Nagpur district schools. A delegation of these schools had gone to meet Education Minister. But the minister only assured them. This spread great resentment among the English medium schools’ directors. There are about 20,000 to 22,000 schools in state giving admission under the RTE and in Nagpur itself there are 400 such school giving admission under RTE.

MESTA has given the Education Minister time upto December 31 to give Rs 650 crores to the schools. If the amount is not given then this time none of the schools in the state will give admission under RTE, informed MESTA President Sanjay Tayade Patil. A number of times MESTA President has protested against the Education Minister’s decision and highhandedness. Patil said that the Education Minister was given a memorandum and he had assured to given Rs 650 crores. But from his facial experssion it appeared that he is not interested. Till now no positive decision has been taken to give funds. Patil said that here after they will not give admission to any student under RTE and for this only the State Government will be responsible.

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