HRD Ministry asked states to provide data of vacant EWS seats in private schools from states

Vastavam web: The HRD Ministry has asked the states to provide data about vacant seats under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in entry-level classes in private schools. The move comes in the wake of a report by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) according to which around 13,000 nursery seats reserved for children from economically disadvantaged households in private schools in the 2018-19 academic session remain unfilled in the national capital.

“I have asked the states to provide data about vacant EWS seats and then we will analyse what can be done to ensure the candidates under the category can make best use of the available provisions,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said. While those belonging to families with annual income less than Rs 1 lakh can seek admission under the EWS category, the DG category applicants include the SC, ST, OBC, non-creamy layer, differently-abled, and transgender.