Aurangabad: With the schools allegedly not cooperating with the education department of the Zilla Parishad (ZP), the RTE admission process in Aurangabad district has gone for a toss for the second time.
The education department has now extended the admission deadline till April 13 after several schools failed to carry out online registrations even as the stipulated deadline ended on Sunday.
Earlier, April 6 was the last date for schools’ registration, but the deadline was pushed to April 10 due to the alleged non-cooperation from educational institutions.
R S Mogal, education officer (primary) in the Aurangabad ZP, told TOI on Monday that schools that do no register before the extended deadline would have to face dire consequences.
“We will not release the dues towards RTE reimbursement for last year’s admissions to schools that do not register before April 13. Besides, legitimate action against such errant schools would also be initiated as per the enabling provisions of the RTE Act, though the process is a bit long,” he said.
Mogal said the next phase of RTE admissions could not be started unless all the eligible schools get registered. “The RTE admission process has been taking place in an online manner through the state-level portal. We cannot revert to any segment while carrying out the process. The school registration deadline has been extended in order to ensure that the beneficiaries do not leave out any vacancies under RTE in their neighbourhood,” he said.