The Rajasthan High Court when inquired the Prestigious Mayo College it said that it will not grant admissions to 25% students from the weaker sections as made mandatory under the Right To Education Act, saying that it is not applicable to it.
The senior advocate Abhay Bhandari who appeared in the court for Mayo College said “There will be no admission for weaker section students as the supreme court has clarified that boarding schools are not covered by RTE Act and they are free to make their admissions policies.
He argued saying “It has further been clarified that Central Government will issue a separate notification clarifying this position shortly as per direction of the Supreme Court”. The Mayo College, had also received a notice from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) dated November 21,2012 to Mayo administration to scrap the admission procedure after it was reported that it had conducted entrance test and screening as also interviews of parents on December 21 and 22, 2011 in violation of RTE Act.
The senior council said the Mayo College administration will not be bounded by RTE Act to admit poor students as the apex court has clarified that schools which are running day-boarding are not governed by the RTE Act.