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Haryana to close 1,372 schools for RTE violations

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, May 16, 2013 14:20 hrs

Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Haryana government is likely to order the closure of 1,372 schools in the state for violating the provisions the Right to Education (RTE) act, an official said Thursday.

"The department of school education has a plan to close all the identified 1,372 schools that are being run contrary to the provisions of Section 18 of the (The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education) Act," a departmental spokesman said.

He said that the department has cautioned people against such schools and urged them not to admit their wards in them.

"These schools are running in an unauthorized manner. People should help the department by informing it about any such school which is being run without permission and authority in their neighbourhood so that the appropriate action in accordance with rules can be taken against such schools," he added.




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