On March 28, the Rajasthan government passed an order saying that people having Below Poverty Line cards or those who belong to SC/ST caste could now expect the government to pay the fees of their children’s school fees under Right to Education Act. This order would eventually shut down doors of private schools completely for the 3 lakh students in the state. More than 3 lakh children in the state would get affected due to the orders, as they would no longer be able to apply for private education. Though, the RTE Act makes sure that every child, with a family income of Rs. 2.5 lakh a year can apply for admission to any private school. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video

The order of the Rajasthan government has been challenged by the activists in the High Court, claiming that if the order gets passed nearly 40 percent of the children in the state would be denied a chance to attend private schools under Right to Education Act. The High court would give its hearing about the case on 20 April. The petition has been filed by Pranjal Singh of Abhyuttanam Society, which argues that the government wants to cut down the number of students it has to support under the Right to Education Act, and thus is coming up with the order. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months

The government on the other hand, opines that it wants to help the real poor people of the state and provide education for their children. The BPL people were left behind for the last few years, with the increase in number of applications under RTE. The government statistics have revealed that out of the 1.65 lakh students who applied for RTE last year, only 20000 was from BPL families. Also Read - CBSE Class 10th Board Exam 2021 Guide: Best Reference Books for Maths, Science, English, Social Science

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