Jaipur | Rajasthan government holds draw of lots for RTE admission

Jaipur: While the new academic session has just begun in many of the private schools, the state government has also stepped up efforts to complete the admission process for students from weaker section and disadvantaged group in private schools for 2016-17 session under Right to Education Act.

Education minister Vasudev Devnani on Thursday held draw of lots for admission of economically backward section students in private schools for 2016-17session . The draw of lots was conducted to generate a list on the basis of which admissions to the students will be given in private schools.

The beneficiaries include, children of war widows, children of people living with HIV/cancer, orphans, differently abled children.

Devnani said that after completing the list for online applicants, the parents of the students, who have applied online and off line, will have to report at the particular school and fill a reporting form by May 4.

He said that the parents who have applied online will have to report at the school with reporting form and also with a hard copy of the application form with necessary documents . They have to submit all of them in the school. After this, admission process will begin.

The applications which will be rejected due to technical reasons and for not fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be informed through SMS containing the reason for rejection. He said that the government is taking all measures to ensure that the desired candidates will get the admissions for free and compulsory education in private schools.

 He said over 18,286 private schools took part in the online draw of lots.All the private schools applied for online draw of lots received 1,59,063 applications in total of which 59,262 received online and 99,801 offline. There number of male applicants was higher in comparisons to their female counterparts. Out of 1,59,063, as many as 86,991 were males and 72,069 were females and three of them were transgender.
 Among them 37,867 belonged to BPL, 97,084 belonged to SC and 21,236 belonged to ST. There were 620 of those who are orphan, 659 applicants are children of people living with HIV/caner. Also, 528 belonged to children of war widows. Moreover, 1069 differently abled children also applied for admission under RTE.
The private schools have to give admissions to at least 25% of the strength of that class at the entry level for the children belonging to disadvantaged group and weaker section.

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