Thursday, 3 May 2018

EWS quota: Probe on into fake income certificates

Vishal Joshi
Tribune News Service
Kurukshetra, May 2
Even as the district administration on Wednesday ordered a probe into fake income certificates submitted by parents to secure seat under EWS quota, the Federation of Private Schools’ Welfare Association (FPSWA) decided to approach the High Court to remove the shortcomings in the admission process.
Kulbhshan Sharma, president, FPSWA, said the Kurukshetra-based private school had successfully exposed the anomalies in Rule 134-A of the Haryana Right to Education Act, to which, the state government had turned a blind eye for years. He alleged seats under the EWS quota were being sold in connivance with officials of the revenue and education departments.
A news story was reported in these columns on Tuesday on identification of seven cases in which the income tax returns did not match the attested income certificates furnished by the parents at Wisdom World School.
Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia on Wednesday said he had directed the district education officer and district elementary education officer to investigate the matter.
Prateek Kumar, SHO City, said a complaint had been received from Wisdom World School and further action would be initiated on the basis of the investigation.
Meanwhile, Sharma said schools across the state claimed up to 80 per cent ineligible students were being enrolled under EWS quota.
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