RPVVs open for admission again

RPVVs open for admission again

The Delhi government-run Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas, for which the Directorate of Education was pulled up by the High Court for not taking a single admission in class 6 since 2010, have finally started admissions for this academic year.

The education department has called for submission of registration forms along with necessary documents from August 28 to August 30.

The date of entrance test has been declared as September 6 and the results are likely to come out on September 11.

“If there is a need to hold a draw, it will be conducted on September 12. Details of the admission process will be provided by the heads of the 17 RPVVs at the time of the result announcement,” said a DoE official.

According to DoE’s circular, the entrance test will consist of objective-type questions to test numerical ability, mental ability, general knowledge and language comprehension.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and lawyer-activists had opposed government’s move towards closing down classes 5 to 8 in 17 RPVVs in Delhi in April and May.

The government had decided to shut down these classes due to lack of infrastructure.
Contempt filed Social Jurist, a civil rights group, had filed a contempt petition in the court regarding no admissions taken by RPVVs in class 6 in 2010 and 2011 despite earlier court orders.

A fine of Rs 25,000 was imposed on the director and deputy director of the Delhi education department of RPVVs in 2010 by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights for violating the Right to Education Act, 2009.

The schools were screening children by conducting admission tests.  Due to this compulsion of not interviewing children as per the RTE, the government had earlier decided to stop admissions in class 6 in 2010.

The High Court had given permission to the department to take entrance tests but give admission to deserving students soon.

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