68% cases of violation of RTE remain are not acted upon
An application was filed with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to know the details of cases of violation of Right to Education (RTE) Act.
The reply provided by the NCPCR, the chief monitoring body for the ‘Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education’ Act, shows that over past three years, the commission received 3,632 complaints but only 1,191 cases were acted upon implying that 68% of cases of RTE violation have not been dealt with. The RTI reply states that the major issues of complaints included infrastructure, corporal punishment, denial of admission, denial of entitlements, pupil-teacher ratio, and detention.
However, the chairperson of NCPCR, Shantha Sinha, said that the commission doesn’t have any cases pending and all the complaints have been dealt with. She said that the biggest challenge before the commission is the shortage of qualified teachers.