Delhi government has planned to take forward the right to education act and make education compulsory for children from economically weaker section (EWS) till class 12. The education minister will ensure that the law is enforced in all private schools by reserving 25 per cent seats to EWS in nursery.
Delhi has become the first state to provide free education to students till 12th standard. Though right to education act makes it obligatory for schools to offer free education only up to class seventh, but the endeavour by Delhi government will make sure that kids from EWS do not drop out due to financial constraints.
As far as the expenditures are concerned, Delhi government will pay the schools 1,200-1,500 every month per EWS child for assistance. Annual financial implication to the government will be Rs. one crore.
All the private schools will have to inform the government about the number of EWS children admitted to the nursery classes and if any school does not get enough application to fill the quota than education department will fill the seats through a centralised admission process.
The education minister makes it compulsory for all schools to follow the directives and any denial may lead to de-recognition of the concerned school.