Maharashtra: Parents told to confirm RTE admissions by March 24

KOLHAPUR: The district primary education department has asked the parents involved in the lottery process of the Right To Education (RTE) admission process to confirm their wards’ admission by March 24. The first lottery of this season was organised on March 13.
Officials from the department said there were around 70 schools which received an overwhelming response. The lottery process was organised keeping these schools in mind.

“Parents, whose wards have been selected in the lottery process, will get an SMS directly on their registered mobile number. Those candidates who did not get selected, even their parents will get the information through an SMS,” said the official.
He added the selected parents will have to confirm their wards’ admission in a particular school by March 24.
The official added the second round of the admission process will commence once the formalities of the first round gets completed by March 24. A separate circular regarding the same will be released soon.
“While the department has received only 2,880 applications for admissions under the RTE quota, there are as many as 3,501 seats reserved for the eligible candidates in 347 schools across the city and the district,” said the official.

It has to be noted the RTE admission process commenced from January 10 this year with the registration of schools. In the stipulated time, around 347 schools registered for the RTE. Due to some technical glitch, the registration for the parents started from February 10 and was extended to March 7.
Under the RTE act, economically and socially disadvantaged children as well as those with disabilities can be admitted to Class I or the pre-primary stage of private unaided schools. These children receive free education including textbooks and other facilities.

Source: The Times of India

Attend RTE Tamil Webinar to initiate RTE awareness in your city

The Right to Education Act 2009 mandates that all private unaided schools have to reserve 25% seats for the children from disadvantaged or economically weaker sections from the neighbourhood / ward.

Their complete education is free and the admission happens only at LKG and class 1, unfortunately the people who can benefit from this are unaware of this or the procedure.

Bhumi Volunteers have successfully admitted 112 children via Right To Education in Districts like Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Vellore. We’re spreading RTE awareness to other districts in Tamilnadu. Attend the RTE Online Webinar to initiate RTE awareness in your city.

Attend the basic RTE training session, volunteer for Field Campaigns in slum areas and spread awareness to the poor people in slums and make a lasting poverty alleviating impact on their lives.

Sign up right away in the form below and do invite your friends.

 

Volunteer for RTE awareness drive in Trichy

 

The Right to Education Act 2009 mandates that all private unaided schools have to reserve 25% seats for the children from disadvantaged or economically weaker sections from the neighbourhood / ward.

Their complete education is free and the admission happens only at LKG and class 1, unfortunately the people who can benefit from this are unaware of this or the procedure.

Bhumi Volunteers have successfully admitted 112 children via Right To Education in Districts like Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Vellore. We’re spreading RTE awareness to other districts in Tamilnadu. Join the RTE team in Trichy.

Attend the basic RTE training session, volunteer for Field Campaigns in slum areas and spread awareness to the poor people in slums and make a lasting poverty alleviating impact on their lives.

Date – March 25, 2018
Time – 10 a.m to 12 p.m
Venue – TELC Middle School, 40 Kempstown, Mudaliyar Chathiram, Trichy | Map

Sign up right away in the form below and do invite your friends in and around Trichy.

Delhi: Notice to school for ‘denying child seat under EWS quota’

Expressing concern over a private school denying admission to a child under EWS category, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) asked the school to admit the student and submit a compliance report by February 13. Issuing a notice to PP International School, DCPCR said it had denied the child admission in the 2017-18 session due to “mismatch between online details and documentary evidence”, and “doubts over the authenticity of the income certificate submitted”.

As per the commission, the child had been allotted a seat before his parents changed his name. When he went to school to get admission, he was told the documents did not match. DCPCR said the parents had issued an ad declaring the change. “They gave the corrected birth certificate and filed an affidavit,” DCPCR member Anurag Kundu said.

The school challenged this, saying the documents were submitted in August — after the last day of July 22, 2017. Vice-principal Deepti Bector said: “For changing a name, a legal process has to be followed. But DCPCR has tactfully picked up the partial part of the rejection reason — ‘mismatch between online details and documentary evidence’ — while the complete reason was ‘mismatch between online details and documentary evidence in birth certificate’. The child now has two birth certificates.”

However, Section 15 of the RTE Act, 2009, states that a child cannot be denied admission over lack of documents. “As per the RTE, a simple declaration of the child’s age by parent is sufficient proof for admission,” Kundu said. The commission also raised objections to the school saying the child did not belong to the EWS category. “They said the father’s income is more than minimum wage and raised doubts about the income certificate. The school is not an authority to decide. We asked them to write to the authority concerned to verify the authenticity,” Kundu said. But the school said the seat has been carried forward to the next academic session by the Department of Education. “DCPCR has not conducted enquiry of the complainant. It has only passed order against the school,” Bector said.

Source: The Indian Express

Volunteer for RTE awareness in Bengaluru

 

The Right to Education Act 2009 mandates that all private unaided schools have to reserve 25% seats for the children from disadvantaged or economically weaker sections from the neighbourhood / ward.

Their complete education is free and the admission happens only at LKG and class 1, unfortunately the people who can benefit from this are unaware of this or the procedure.

Bhumi Volunteers have successfully admitted 112 children via Right To Education in Tamilnadu. We’re spreading RTE awareness to other parts of the country.  Join the RTE team in Bengaluru.

Attend the basic RTE training session, volunteer for Field Campaigns in slum areas and spread awareness to the poor people in slums and make a lasting poverty alleviating impact on their lives.

Sign up right away in the form below and do invite your friends.

Gujarat: RTE intake from last week of February

AHMEDABAD: The admissions procedure for school seats under Right to Education quota, will begin in the last week of February. The admission process will be online this year as well. The process has been delayed by more than three weeks this years.
Last year, admissions began on February 4. The dates published this year show that online admissions will begin in the last week of February. The education department has asked the district education officers and district primary education officers to prepare a detailed action plan, including details of availability of seats at each school. The plan has to be read by February 15.
The board has also decided that the helpline number and concerned official’s number will be displayed on the website so parents can contact the officials directly.
The board has also sent emails to schools seeking details of the total number of seats and the number available under RTE. The board has also asked officials in each district to carry out a through investigation into the background of each set of parents before granting RTE admissions.
The education department recently handed over papers submitted by 250-odd sets of parents — who faked poverty on paper, to secure admission for their wards at schools of their choice — to the police, to begin criminal action against them. This is the first time police action will be taken against well-off parents for forging documents to take advantage of a scheme meant for poor children.

Source: The Times of India

Karnataka: Admissions to RTE quota seats to start from February 20

BENGALURU: Admissions to Right to Education (RTE) quota seats for the academic year 2018-19 will begin from February 20. According to the timetable scheduled by the state Department of Public Instructions, seat aspirants for the 25 per cent quota RTE seats can submit applications from February 20 to March 21. The first round of online lottery for seat selection will be held on April 6.

Meanwhile, for the first time, the department has brought even aided schools under the ambit of the RTE Act. From 2018-19 academic year, even aided schools will have to reserve 25 per cent of seats under the RTE quota. Over 3,000 aided schools in the state will come under the RTE ambit and as a result over 15000 more seats will be added this year.

Meanwhile, private unaided schools in the state are allowed to fill the 75 per cent of non-RTE seats only after May 30.

important dates
Submission of online applications under RTE quota: From February 20 to March 21
First round seat allotment through online lottery: April 6
Apr 7 to 17: Students who have been allotted seats in first round to get admission at the respective schools
Second round seat allotment: April 26
Apr 27 to May 5: Students who got allotted seats in 2nd round to get admission at respective schools
Third round seat allotment: May 14
May 16 to 22: Students who have been allotted seats in the third round to get admission at the respective schools

Source: The New Indian Express

Karnataka: 18,000 more RTE seats in aided schools this year

For the first time since the Right to Education (RTE) Act was enforced, the State government has mandated that government-aided schools, apart from private schools, should reserve seats for students from socio-economic disadvantaged sections of society. This will see nearly 3,000 aided schools and over 18,000 additional seats coming within the ambit of the RTE Act, said officials of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There are currently over 1.28 lakh seats available in over 11,900 unaided schools.

Until now, only unaided schools were reserving 25% of their seats for students from weaker sections and disadvantaged groups. These schools receive reimbursement based on the students they admit under the quota.

According to Section 12 (1)(b) of the RTE Act, aided schools would have to provide free and compulsory elementary education to the children admitted based on the annual recurring aid or grants, subject to a minimum of 25%. However, aided schools will not receive any reimbursement for admitting the students.

There is mixed response to this move. Some schools feel waiving fees for students under the quota may not work out for them financially as they charge nominal fees from other students. “By reserving some seats without reimbursement, we may not be able to meet infrastructural requirements,” said a management representative.

However, for others there is a sense that at least through RTE quota, currently empty classrooms may get a fresh lease of life. “We are all Kannada-medium schools and are struggling to survive. We will admit students if they opt for seats through the RTE quota,” said a school representative.

The DPI has announced the calender of events for RTE events, and parents can file online applications for their wards between February 20 and March 21. The first round of seats will be allotted on April 6.

Private school have been asked to fill the remaining 75% of seats only after the three-rounds of RTE admissions are completed by May 30.

However, private schools are unhappy with the move, and said they will defy the order. D. Shashi Kumar, general secretary, Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS) said there is always a delay in RTE admissions as seen over the past three years, and they cannot take a risk in admissions over the next academic year.

Source: The Hindu

Volunteer for RTE Field Campaign in Chennai Slums

Volunteer for RTE Field Campaign across Chennai Slums and help underprivileged get admissions in Private Schools via Right to Education.

The Right to Education Act 2009 mandates that all private unaided schools have to reserve 25% seats for the children from disadvantaged or economically weaker sections from the neighborhood. Their complete education is free and the admission happens only at class LKG, unfortunately the people who can benefit from this are unaware of this or the procedure.

Join us to spread awareness in slums and make a lasting poverty alleviating impact on their lives. Our focus is to engage volunteers in creating awareness among such communities and helping them benefit from this life transforming opportunity.

Please find the schedule below and Sign up to Volunteer.

March 18 – Sunday – Kodungaiyur – 8 a.m to 11 a.m
March 18 – Sunday – Pulianthope – 4 p.m to 7 p.m

Invite your friends from the above areas. All are welcome.

RTE Workshop for NGOs in Tamil Nadu

 

The Right to Education Act 2009 mandates that all private unaided schools have to reserve 25% seats for the children from disadvantaged or economically weaker sections from the neighborhood. Their complete education is free and the admission happens only at class LKG. Unfortunately the people who can benefit from this are unaware of the RTE Act or the procedure.

Bhumi is organising this workshop specifically for NGOs in order to spread awareness widely about RTE act and procedure for RTE admissions in private schools across Tamil Nadu

Join us to spread awareness across Tamil Nadu slums and make a lasting poverty alleviating impact on their lives. This is a life transforming opportunity for every child.

This workshop is free and open to all NGOs from all over Tamil Nadu. We have two slots, please check below.

Date – April 1 (Sunday) & April 5 (Thursday), 2018
Time – 10 a.m to 1 p.m
Venue – Bhumi Office, 3/2 Karpaga Vinayagar Koil Street, Alandur, Chennai | Map

For doubts / clarifications, Contact – 9952038216