The private school managements and parents' associations in the district said that the Supreme Court's order on the 25 per cent reservation of seats for children from economically weaker sections under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009, would not have much affect on the school admission this year.
According to Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, Matriculation and Higher Secondary Schools Welfare Association and Tamil Nadu Private Schools Association, most private schools have almost completed their admission procedures and the Court had said that the order would not have retrospective affect.
R. Vishalakshi, president of Tamil Nadu Private Schools Association that had filed an appeal challenging the provision of reservation under RTE, said that the amount spent per child by many private schools would be much more than what the Government was ready to reimburse.
G. Krishnaraj, general secretary, Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, Matriculation and Higher Secondary Schools Welfare Association, said that the schools were already facing economic difficulties after the implementation of the fee structure prescribed by Tamil Nadu Private Schools Fee Determination Committee.
R. Manimohan, chairman, Students Welfare Association for Parents, Coimbatore, said that the order was much-awaited and an important step towards implementation of RTE.