Government of West Bengal
School Education Department
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091.
No. 424(85)-SE (Pry)/10M-31/2012, Date: 07.05.2012
It is notified for information to all concerned that as per provision contained under Section 18(1) of the Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, no school, other than a school established owned and controlled by the appropriate Government or the local authority, shall, after the commencement of the Act, be established or function, without obtaining a certificate of recognition from the competent authority by making an application before the authority in prescribed form and manner. The Government of West Bengal has already published West Bengal Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2012 (RTE Rules, 2012) through Gazette Notification on 15 March 2012.
As per Rule 10 of the RTE Rules 2012 all schools now run by private Organisations/Individuals as unaided schools, which have not yet been recognised by any Board/Council duly approved by the Central/State Govt., shall have to submit their applications for recognition in the prescribed format online through the School Education Department’s web portal www.wbsed.gov.in within a period of three months (i.e. within 15.06.2012) positively from the date of publication of RTE Rules, 2012 in the form and manner as specified in the said Rules. Any existing unrecognized School failing to apply for recognition within stipulated time will be violating the provision of the RTE Act and appropriate action will be taken against such Schools as per the provision of the RTE Act, 2009 and Rules made thereunder.
Applicable application fees in Treasury Challan is to be deposited in the nearest Treasury as noted below:-
1. Primary School (Class I to Class IV) in rural areas Rs. 3,000/-
2. Primary School (Class I to Class IV) in urban areas Rs. 5,000/-
3. Upper Primary (Class V to Class VIII) in rural areas Rs. 7,000/-
4. Upper Primary (Class V to Class VIII) in urban areas Rs. 10,000/-
The aforesaid fee is payable to Government of West Bengal under Code No. ES and A/c Head -“0202 – Education, Sports, Art & Culture-01-General Education-800-0ther Receipt-003-0ther Collections from General Education-2 7-Other Receipts”.
Details of the procedural aspects as to the submission of applications for recognition and their disposal of have been detailed under Rule 10 [Schedule-I] of the West Bengal RTE Rule, 2012, which is also available in the School Education Deptt’s website – www.wbsed.gov.in.
Sd/ V. Sen