Join the fight against social injustice by demanding UP govt to implement Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act in totality. Support via SMS, UPCMO portal, email, social media, fax to govt, and by joining fast with Dr Sandeep Pandey in solidarity.
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UP government is not implementing the RTE act in totality to have 25% reservation for underprivileged children under the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. RTE Act has the potential to impact 6 lakhs underprivileged and poor children in Uttar Pradesh alone. If implemented honestly throughout India, it has potential to change the face of India by reducing the segregation in society. However, the report card of UP has been dismal with only 108 admissions in the last four years. There has been a increase in admissions this year, however there is still a large scope for improvement. Many elite and powerful schools have openly flouted the constitutional law by refusing such admissions. Also an constitutional government order is shielding many schools from the mandatory responsibility. So as responsible citizens, we must act now to force government to implement RTE act in letter and spirit or the future generation of India will suffer.
Magsaysay Awardee Dr Sandeep Pandey is sitting on indefinite fast since 10th July 2015 in support of this cause. Please support the movement by pressurizing UP government through SMS, email, fax, social media to UP government, and also by joining the indefinite fast in solidarity. You may fast from wherever you are, and for shorter durations too - your support counts!
Despite the 6-year old law and mounting pressure of parents, civil societies and activists some elite private schools in Lucknow have refused to admit children from educationally backward and underprivileged communities in the 25 percent seats reserved for them under RTE Section 12.
The case in point is the elite City Montessori School, which finds mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest number of students on its rolls. The CMS has not only ignored the Lucknow District Magistrate’s orders to admit 31 such students in their school but has defied the RTE as well as Supreme Court’s landmark verdict on 12 April 2012 by challenging the DM’s order in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court. Even when CMS has not received any interim relief from the court in over three months and got served three notices from Basic Shiksha Adhikari, the admission of the 31 poor children is still a far cry. They are violating not only the fundamental rights of the 31 children but also the apex court’s judgement.
RTE act strives to reduce the segregation in the society by promoting social inclusion within classrooms. And if it is not implemented earnestly, the segregation will further grow, thus impacting the growth and overall development of all communities of India.
Please send mail to Chief Minister of UP at- firstname.lastname@example.org, send fax at:0522-2236838
Or by visiting UP CM office portal at:http://upcmo.up.nic.in, or at UP CM twitter handle@CMOfficeUP
You can additionally send SMS to DM, Lucknow at:9415005000
For more information please contact:
Solidarity group for implementation of RTE in UP
A-893, Indira Nagar, Lucknow-226016, India
M: 9415022772 (Arundhati Dhuru) M:8756222696(Alok)
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