NASHIK: Altogether 102 private schools in the city have been found eligible to reserve 25% of their seats for the economically backward students living within a radius of 3km from school in playgroup or Standard I in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
All non-grant, permanent non-grant and self-financed schools have to ensure online admission to the underprivileged students under Section 12 (1) of the RTE Act 2009 for the 2015-16 academic year.
The education department of the civic administration began with the online registration for private schools for 25% reservation from February 14. Till Tuesday, 102 private schools have got registered.
Areas under the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) limits have 117 such schools and the education department has found 102 institutes that match the criteria.
“Of the 117 private schools, 102 schools can admit students under the 25% reservation have registered with us. The rest of the schools are minority in nature and Section 12 (1) of RTE Act 2009 is not applicable for those. We are expecting at least 2,000 students to benefit from the scheme,” an official in the education department said.
He added that earlier there were 13 minority schools in the city but this academic year onwards two more had been added. “This online system of admission is being implemented in Mumbai, Pune, Panvel and Nashik for the first time and would be gradually replicated all over the state. The online system is not only quick but will also help in checking any malpractices for such admissions,” said the official.
Online forms for admission will be filled in all the 102 schools. Besides, the NMC has also established 11 helpline centres for the parents.
The last date for filling up the forms is February 28 and the admissions will be given by the schools from March 5 to 16.
Of the 117 private schools, 102 can admit students under the 25% reservation have registered with us. The other schools are minority in nature and Section 12 (1) of RTE Act, 2009, is not applicable for those. We are expecting at least 2,000 students to benefit from the scheme
Source: Times of India