Dakshina Kannada| RTE: 791 applications for admission to Class 1 cleared

As many as 791 applications for admission to Class 1 in unaided schools under the Right to Education Act have been cleared in Dakshina Kannada.

There were discrepancies in 1,073 applications and the Department of Public Instruction has to take a decision on them.

As many as 3,398 applications were filed online for admission to 2,274 seats available in Dakshina Kannada for LKG and Class 1 in unaided schools.

As much as 25 per cent of seats in the neighbourhood unaided schools are set apart for economically weak and disabled children. The State government pays for the education of these students.

Following the first round of draw of lots, seats were allocated to 1,674 applicants. Deputy Commissioners of each district were asked to scrutinise documents of each of the selected applicant and approve only those where details were proper.

Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim at a meeting here on Friday said that they had cleared 791 applications.

Department’s discretion

“They have to get their children admitted to the school by May 23. We are leaving it to the department to decide on the 1,073 applications,” he said.

During a meeting following the scrutiny on Friday, the applicants pointed out the way officials had rejected their applications on the ground that the school they had chosen was outside the place they reside.

Rejected

A woman from Simantoor said that her application for admission to the school located 1 km away from her house was rejected as the school was in the neighbouring gram panchayat.

Another applicant from Sullia said his application was rejected as the Aadhaar number mentioned during online submission was different from the Aadhaar document he had produced.

Deputy Director of Public Instruction Walter D’Mello said that some among the 1,073 applicants would be allowed to take part in the second draw of lots for seat allocation.

As many as 3,398 applications were filed online for admission to

2,274 seats

Source : The Hindu

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