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Ensure 25 pc reservation for poor students in Pvt Schools under RTE : Federation to govt

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Puducherry, Apr 29 (UNI) Federation for People’s Rights here today urged the government to ensure 25 percent reservation for poor students in private schools under the Right to Education Act.

Pointing out that Tamil Nadu government had taken steps in this direction and issued orders for admission of 1,26,262 students in private schools, Federation Secretary G Sugumaran in a release here today urged the government to follow the suit.

Mr. Sugumaran regretted that though the Central government had introduced the Act in 2009, the Puducherry government had not taken any initiative to implement the same and steps were taken in this direction following a direction from Madras High Court.

UNI / 29.04.2017

News: NHRC directs Pondy Govt. to take action on complaint from Federation for People’s Rights

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Puducherry, Apr 3 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission has directed the Puducherry administration to take appropriate steps within eight weeks in the death of three people at the Government Medical College here while undergoing dialysis.

Federation for People’s Rights Secretary G Sugumaran, representing the NHRC, in a release here today said subsequent to the death of three patients following a power failure at the Medical college on March 9, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao had suspended the medical offices, nurses and technician on duty at that time and announced a solatium of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the deceased.

On March 13, the Federation lodged a complaint with the NHRC that the top medical officers, including the director health should be suspended and the affected families should be provided Rs 25 lakh each.

The NHRC had directed the administration to initiate appropriate action within eight weeks and report to the complainant, he added.

UNI / 03.04.2017