Private School Principals Discriminate Against EWS Category Children. Not Fellow Students: Study

Girl smiling at camera in classroom in Bangalore, Dehli Public School on Thursday, December 06, 2012. (Gianluca Colla)

New Delhi: The latest report by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (Ministry of Women and Child Development) has found that almost 14% principals do not favour children from economically weaker sections (EWS) studying in their school.

The reasons behind this discrimination seem to be ranging from health, hygiene concerns to non-payment of reimbursements. According to Section 12(1)(c) of the Right To Education Act, 25% of seats in private non-aided schools are to be reserved for children from economically and socially weaker sections of society.

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