A three-member School Inspection Committee will soon inspect all the schools in the district to verify compliance with the Right to Education Act. This was revealed by the district education authorities who today submitted to the local court a list of schools which have reported compliance with the RTE Act norms by filing self-declaration forms.
The government pleader today submitted the complete list of 116 schools of the district which have filed self-declaration forms with the District Education Officer for fresh recognition. Two defaulting schools have already been closed down, said the report. The report was filed by Jagat Singh, Headmaster, DEO Office, in connection with the case filed by Pankaj Chandgothia, advocate, who has sought implementation of the provisions of the RTE Act.
Chandgothia has pointed out that Rule 15 (2) of the RTE Act required the DEO concerned to make public the self-declaration forms, but it had failed to do so within the specified period of 15 days. Further, the forms were required to be scrutinised and the schools needed to be inspected to verify whether they fulfil all the requirements under RTE Act.
The three-member School Inspection Committee, comprising the District Elementary Education Officer, the Block Development Officer concerned and the village sarpanch concerned (in case of rural areas) or the councillor of the ward concerned (in case of urban areas). The letter has been issued by Parmod Kumar, State RTE Coordinator, Haryana.
After hearing the arguments, the court adjourned the matter to February 4 when a comprehensive report regarding complete compliance with the RTE Act will be placed on record.