20 Percent Reservation Clause in Delhi
The background of this project lies in the stipulation of Delhi Government, that private schools who had obtained land at a very nominal rate from the government, have to enroll children from economically underprivileged class into their schools. Therefore, 20 percent of the seats in such schools should be reserved for the children from economically underprivileged class.
Project Plan :
Parivartan, an NGO based in Delhi, initially enrolled children living in Seemapuri area into private schools and found that these children did extremely well in the school. Hence it was proposed by Asha Delhi to expand the program to other areas of the city. In line with this goal, Asha Delhi identifies supervisors who help in identifying children for enrollment in those private schools which come under the 20 percent reservation rule. These supervisors then work with the school authorities for enrollment of the identified children. Parivartan constantly directs the supervisors and provides help for dealing with Public authorities. The supervisors are also trained through workshops conducted by Parivartan. Further information and project details can be found here.