As per the information gathered from the Education Department, the educationist informed that the schedule is being prepared for the classes to be started from July for the residential students for Plus One in Commerce and Science Groups, who had secured 80 per cent or above marks in 10th class.
The educationist said that the aided schools are already getting the step motherly treatment and now depriving the aided school students, securing 80 per cent or above marks, of admission in the residential school is not appropriate.
He said, these aided schools are already getting 95 per cent grant from the Punjab Government and the students in these schools belong to poor, backward, schedule caste categories then why the discriminative policy is being adopted with them.
Kalra said, the students of aided schools have earlier also been kept away from the scheme of scholarship amount fixed by the Punjab Goverenment in the name of Dr. Hargobind Khurana.
As per the Education Department sources, these decisions have been taken by the government and only CM, Education Minister, Principle Secretary Education or other senior concerned officers can take any further action to amend the instructions on the subject.
The Punjab Education Reforms Committee have demanded from the Punjab Government to review its earlier decision of admission criteria in residential schools to the students of aided schools like that of government schools so that aided school students could also avail the facility of government schemes.
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