Mumbai: The state education department has come out with a new government resolution (GR) for Right to Education (RTE) entry level point on Thursday. According to the new GR, schools will now reserve 25% RTE quota seats in standard I as their entry level point. Thus, pre-primary admissions done this year under the RTE quota will be cancelled. However, these students will be eligible for admission in same school in standard I when turn 6 years of age.
The state education department has cancelled the old GR of January 21 which had asked schools to admit children in both pre-primary and primary sections under the RTE quota. Since this created a lot of confusion in schools, a fresh GR on the entry level point has been uploaded on Thursday on the state government website.
Those schools whose capacity of pre-primary seats is similar to that of standard I and who have filled the 25% quota in pre-primary this year, need not fill the quota in standard I in that particular year when the students whose admissions are cancelled will have to re-admitted.
Only the schools that have more seats in standard I compared to their pre-primary section, will have to fill the remaining quota seats.
The state education department has also instructed the schools across the state to conduct the RTE quota admissions next time onwards from December 15 and complete three rounds before March 10, 2016.
An official from the civic education department said, “The second round of lottery may now happen only in June as most of the parents have gone to their villages for summer vacation. We will first have to confirm the admissions of standard I for students who were allotted schools but were not given admission. Now, the second round of lottery will be only for admissions to standard I.”