Dear Colleague, ASA, AMAN Network is a voluntary network of civil society organization, individuals, educationists and education network working for qualityMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 17View SourceDear Colleague,ASA,
AMAN Network is a voluntary network of civil society organization, individuals, educationists and education network working for quality education for minority children.
Uttar Pradesh is the largest state, having 16.6%1 of total population of the country. Muslim community which comprises almost 16.2% of total population of our country has always been excluded in getting essential services and is lagging behind in developmental indicators as compared to other section of the society. Uttar Pradesh is habitat of 3.21 million minority population with 19.33% of the total population of largest state which is 18.8% of total minority population in country. But literacy rate of Muslim community is only 47.8 while that of female is merely 37.4.
Minority children are strategically kept away from quality education by exempting non-aided minority institutions from keeping 25% of the seats reserved for EWS section children for which government will have to reimburse expenses and make them of quality standard. Apart from that in providing 25% reservations of Economically Weaker Section children in rest of the non-aided private institutions children minority section have not been included in EWS criteria.
In Uttar Pradesh there are more than 5000 Makhtab and Madarsa which should be made RTE compliant but on the contrary they have been exempted from RTE ambit. Enrollment of minority children is very poor in primary level which is main obstacle to mainstream them and finding job opportunities.
Section 12 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (the Act) has made it compulsory for every private unaided school to admit at least 25% of its entry level class from children belonging to weaker and disadvantaged groups. For this category of students the state government shall reimburse schools an amount equal to either the fees charged by the school or the per child expenditure in state schools, whichever is lower.
In a recent Supreme Court of India’s verdict dated, 13 April 2012, a bench comprising Chief Justice SH Kapadia and justices KS Radhakrishnan and Swantanter Kumar, upheld the validity of the Section 12. The bench said that 25 percent reservation for students from weaker sections of society would apply uniformly to all government and unaided private schools except unaided private minority schools and boarding schools.
Aman has engaging with the provision of section 12 very closely and in this section, readers can find useful resources, models debates, and counter debates on different nuances of the implementation of 25% reservation in private schools.
AMAN’s mandate is to expedite the process promoting inclusive development and mainstreaming establishment of appropriate fast-track mechanisms to ensure equal opportunities to Indian Muslims and planning to one day consultation on Strategy Building for Implementation of Sec-12 RtE Act, at Parizat guest house, Indira Nagar at Lucknow and closed support with Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI).
You are requested to be present on the occasion and provide your valuable inputs to strengthen the initiative and to ensure just and equitable life to all the children. We would be grateful to receive a line of confirmation from your side.
In case of queries please feel free to call on Mr. Anis Bhai -08400408745
Venue: Parizat Guest House, Insaf Nagar Sector- 10 Indira Nagar, Lucknow
Date: 24th March 2013 Time: 10:00 am to 04:30 PM
Waiting your reply,
Dr. Mazhar Rashidi
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