Supreme Court verdict on Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009 there should be 25% seats given to poor children and would apply to all categories of public and private schools except unaided minority schools.
The SC said the judgement would come into effect from today (12-04-2012) and will apply for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year. However, the court said that admissions that have already been completed will not be disturbed.
For boarding schools, the court said the judgment will be applicable only for day scholars and not for students in residence. The court has prescribed this through guidelines.
The SC said the RTE Act will not apply to those institutions run by minority organisations and which do not receive a single penny as aid either from the government or local bodies.
The apex court also said that the RTE Act would not apply to boarding schools.
A bench comprising Chief Justice S H Kapadia and justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swantanter Kumar, which had reserved its verdict on August 3 last year, pronounced the verdict on the RTE Act.
The main petitioner Society for Un-aided Private Schools, Rajasthan, and a host of associations representing various private schools questioned the validity of the Act on the ground that it impinged on their rights to run the educational institutions.
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