Schools operating without recognition in the district will have to apply online for recognition under RTE (Right to Education). The Directorate of Primary Education has issued instructions in the matter. It has been said that it is mandatory to get recognition under the provisions of RTE Act 2009 for conducting elementary classes in unrecognized private schools operating in the district. Private schools fulfilling the eligibility prescribed by departmental letter number 629 dated 25 April 2019 have to apply online at https://rte.jharkhand.gov.in/ portal. Let us tell that at present more than 350 schools are running in Dhanbad without RTE recognition. Unrecognized private schools have U DICE code.
No unrecognized school will apply: Irfan
Jharkhand Private School Association has approached the court against the provision issued for recognition. Asso. K District Secretary Irfan Khan says that as long as this matter is going on in the High Court. No unrecognized school will apply till the order of the court comes. The Union State General Secretary has opposed it at every level. The department has done wrong by releasing the advertisement.
Playground, boundary wall and other facilities necessary
For RTE recognition, the respective schools have to fulfill various qualifications. In case of middle school, 0.75 acre of land is required in urban and one acre in rural area and in case of primary school, 40 decimal in urban area and 60 decimal in rural area is necessary. Schools will have to fulfill other qualifications including playground, boundary wall, CCTV, running water, water harvesting, fire fighting facility.
Apply Online School: DSE
DSE Bhootnath Rajwar said that the department has issued instructions. Qualified private schools are requested to apply on the online portal. Online application is required for RTE recognition.
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