New Delhi, Oct 15 :
Transgender children will study in Delhi schools free with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday approving their admission under the category of “disadvantaged group” defined by the Right to Education Act.
It means these kids will be eligible for 25 percent reservation under the economically weaker section (EWS) and disadvantaged students category for admission.
A government notification said: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause D of Section 2 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (35 of 2009) (RTE Act), the Lt. Governor of Delhi is pleased to notify inclusion of a ‘transgender’ child within the meaning of ‘child belonging to disadvantaged group’ as defined in the said section of the RTE Act.”
The notification issued by the Directorate of Education added: “The order will be applicable to all schools situated within the National Capital Territory of Delhi.”