Friday, February 17, 2006

15 percent seats for the economically weaker section in the Chandigarh schools addmisions

Chandigarh February 17:- The Chandigarh Administration has decided to make it mandatory for all the schools in the Chandigarh to reserve 15 percent seats for the economically weaker section and the fee charged from those students will be very nominal and will commemorate with those charged fromthe students of a Government School.This decision has been, taken to bring the children belonging to economically weaker families at par with the other children so that they can also avail quality education and pursue their studies in the schools of their liking. Accordingly all the schools have been given instructions for reserving 15 percent seats for such students. These instructions havebeen issued under the enabling clauses of the allotment of land in'Educational Institutions (schools) etc. on Leasehold basis in Chandigarh' Scheme, 1996. As such the schools are divided into two categories. The first category of schools will be those schools who have been allotted land after the announcement of the scheme. For this category the schools have to make 15 percent reservation on the total strength of the schools.In the second category the schools who have been allotted land before 1996 policy scheme and under the enabling provisions by which 15 percent reservation has been made effective. The 15 percent reservation in these schools will be introduced in the starting classes which will keep on increasing every year by one class.The income of the parents who seek admission of their wards under this category will be upto one lac annum from all sources. Necessary income proof and affidavit to be given by the parents. The school shall advertise and also put up on display on the notice board regarding such reservation in the school. The school shall provide the details of the admissions done to Director Public Instructions School by 31st March.
Chandigarh
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