With school admissions for the new academic year in full swing, parents from different socio-economic backgrounds are scrambling to secure seats for their children. Allowing children to have an equal chance for education, the admission process for the 25% reserved seats in entry-level private primary schools began today.
Interested candidates can follow the procedure as schools will admit students after completion of the necessary procedure.
In the first phase, the schools have to be registered on the RTE portal till February 3, 2023. Subsequently, the schedule for candidates to register for admission shall be announced. Officials have requested students to keep their documents ready. In case wrong information has been filled in the application form, the admission to the candidate shall be canceled with immediate effect.
“Students who have already taken admission under 25% RTE quota cannot reapply. Also, if it is found that the wrong information has been filled in the application form, the admission will be canceled”, said Sharad Gosavi, Director of State Primary Education.
Introduced in 2009, the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Section 12 (1) (C), mandates 25% reservations in private unaided, non-minority schools for those from disadvantaged backgrounds and economically weaker sections. This includes students with disabilities, SC and ST, and religious minorities, and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).