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Children of all classes to get RTE perks

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 27, 2018, 2:14 am IST
Updated : Apr 27, 2018, 2:14 am IST

The state submitted to the court that it would amend the relevant rules.

The court directed the state to amend the rules at the earliest and to stick the original rules until such time.
 The court directed the state to amend the rules at the earliest and to stick the original rules until such time.

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has directed the state to revert to the original rules of the Right to Education (RTE) Act with regards to the inclusion of children belonging to socially and educationally backward classes.

The ruling came on a public interest case challenging the rules the government framed excluding socially and educationally backward students from the benefits of the law defeating the intention of the Act.

A division bench of justices Naresh Patil and Girish Kulkarni was hearing the petition of advocate Rajeshwar Panchal, who averred that the state erred in interpreting Rule 2 (a) of the RTE Act and restricting the group to disabled children, and those of scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).

Mr Panchal contended that the legislature had included all classes in reserved category, hence, the state erred in failing to include all of them within the ambit of the Act.

The state submitted to the court that it would amend the relevant rules.

The court directed the state to amend the rules at the earliest and to stick the original rules until such time.

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