Sub: School Education -Un-Aided Private Educational Institution Prohibiting talent tests -Instructions Issued -Regarding.Read:
- G.O.Ms.No.l, Edn., dated 01.01.1994.
- G.O.Ms.No. 41, Edn..ISE.PS.l1 01. 11.05.2006.
- G.O.Ms.No.42, Edn,,(SE,PS.It 01. 30.07.2010.
The District Educational Officers and Regional Joint Directors of School Education arc: aware that the permission for establishment of schools under private managements and thelT regulations art' governed as per the rules issued in the G.Os 1st and 2nd read above.
They are further informed that in accordance h the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. 2009 the screening procedures/tests in terms of interviews/tests conducted for admission to any class from pre-primary in any school under any management or any Syllabus (State syllabus/CBSE/ICSE/any other) shall be dispensed with Any deviations in this regard are punishable under the Section 13t21lb) of the RTE Act with fine, which may extend to Rs.25,ooo/-for the rU"St contravention and for each subsequent contravening admission.
Besides., the Honble High Court while dismiss.ing the Writ Petition No.114/2011, filed by a private management for conducting taleat test, advised the Dcpanment to initiate action prohibiting the school managements from conducting talent tests under any name.
In view of the above circumstances all the RJDSEII and the DEOs in the State are hereby instructed that the private school managements does not conduct talent test of any kind -admissiOn testl screening testl talent test and scholarship test or any test for getting admission in the schools.
Whenever, such incidence comes. to the notice of the R.JD/DEO/Dy.EO/MEO, immediately necessary action should be initiated against lIuch erring managements as. per AP Education Act. Such schools should be derecognized duly following the procedure.
They are also instructed to give wide publicity using print, electronic, district website(s), and Social media to enlighten the parents.
Further, The RJDSE/DEQs. are requested to issue a press note to reach out as many people as possible on both the issues enlightening thpublic to the occurrences. of such instances to their notice. Soon after receipt of information take immediate action to s.top such ins.lances. and take appropriate action against such schools/managements as. per RTE Act and AP Education Rules.
These instructions issued shall be scrupulously followed without any deviation and ensure prevented from conducting talent tests in their respective districts.