Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bid to check donation menace in Belgaum

BELGAUM: The district administration is leaving no stone unturned to check the menace of donation in private educational institutions. The move follows several complaints in this regard.

The district administration has chalked out guidelines for institutions to follow while admitting the students. DC J Ravishankar has also directed the managements of institutions to adhere to the guidelines of Right to Education Act-2009. This apart, the DC has called upon the parents to file complaints at Education Regulating Authority if they come across any private institution demanding excess fees/ amount over the ones fixed by the government. According to him, the regulating authority has powers to initiate inquiry into any educational institution found suspicious or guilty.

According to the new guidelines, the institutions should declare their admission fees on the notice board. The amount should be deposited in nationalized banks within 90 days besides maintaining the details. Receiving capitation fees has been strictly banned under the new guidelines.

The other directions to be followed are: admission process should be conducted in April and May; preference should be given to `first comers'; the admission calendar should be declared prior to starting the admission process; 50% seats should compulsorily be given to girl in co-ed schools; reservations should be given while adhering to government norms; parents should be kept informed if their wards are denied admission; and the managements should submit the admission-related details to DDPI office by July 10.

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