Karnataka | Right to education seats to be alloted in lokayukta presence

BENGALURU: The Department of Public Instruction will allot seats under the right to education (RTE) quota in private schools to children from weaker sections on March 11 in the presence of Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao. The department has said it wants to achieve highest degree of transparency in the online lottery system it has embraced. About 1.10 lakh free seats in private schools are up for grabs.

Education authorities are under intense pressure from the public to ensure the system runs without any hitches as this is the first time RTE seats are being allotted through a centralized online lottery system. The inauguration is scheduled at 3 pm in room 317 of the Vikas Soudha in which a technical team will demonstrate the online seats allotment.

“The computer assigns a unique lottery number and allocates seats in accordance with the priorities mentioned in the online application. This ensures seats not allotted are drawn back to the pool of seats so that other deserving candidates are allotted,” Commission for Public Instruction Mohammad Mohsin has told the Lokayukta.

Source: Economic Times

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