The registrations of schools for Right To Education (RTE) quota has been hit by technical glitches in Nagpur, as only 5 percent of schools have been able to register so far. The education ministry plans to conduct online admissions for RTE Act’s 20 percent free quota. But the technical errors has slowed down the registration process that started on February 16.The technical issues and implementation on a short notice has added to the trouble for the education department.
As per the sources, only 24 schools in Nagpur have registered in the education department till Wednesday. There have been various technical issues as many of the schools were unable to log in while some complained that their passwords didn’t match. Moreover there were complaints regarding the website as well. The entire registration process will fail if it fails to register all the 400 schools. According to the registration details, only 6 schools registering successfully on daily basis. Learning the slow process it will be interesting to see that how the registration process will get complete given the deadline of February 22.
The online registration of schools is the first phase for admissions under 25 percent free quota under RTE. Schools are required to fill data such as address, pin code, intake capacity and other such details. As per rules, only those students who reside within 3 km of the target school will get admission. The distance of schools from applicant’s residence will be calculated by using Google Maps. However, students and parents do not have to bother as the RTE admission software will do the calculations automatically. Applicant parent simply has to enter their pin code and the software will display schools in the vicinity in which the admission applications can be submitted.
Source: India Today