Gujarat: Forms for admission to 3,000 RTE reserved seats available from Feb 9 in Ahmedabad

With 3,000 seats reserved in more than 380 private schools under the Right to Education (RTE) Act across Ahmedabad, the form distribution for academic session 2015-16 will start from February 9 at 43 different centres.
The forms will be available from February 9 to 25 at various municipal schools in 43 city wards identified as form distribution centres by the district education department. This time, the private schools identified includes all Gujarati, Urdu, English, Hindi and Sindhi medium.
“This time, to ensure maximum takers for these reserved seats, the department has given name and mobile number of the mentor or guide deputed in each ward at 43 centres. They will assist the applicants in getting the formalities completed like submission of various certificates so that the application is not cancelled in the wake of incomplete form which has been the case in the previous years,” said Ahmedabad District Education Officer A K Rathod.
Academic session 2015-16 is the third year of implementation of the RTE rule of 25 per cent seats to be reserved in private schools for economically weaker sections and disadvantaged groups. While, in the previous years, the education department failed to achieve the target, the number of seats have been increased this time again.
As the education department plans to increase the number each year, for the coming academic session, the total number of seats reserved across Gujarat has been increased from 18,300 to 30,000. The total number of seats filled in these two years is nearly 12,900 students in private unaided schools across the state against a target of 18,300 students.
Also, to ensure maximum people are benefitted, the education department has also tied up with Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to enroll children under anganwadi centres. Various non government organisations (NGOs) have also been roped in for this cause.

Source: The Indian Express

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