Nagpur | Process for RTE admissions in schools under 25% quota announced

Nagpur: The Maharashtra Education Department has announced the schedule as well as norms for admissions to schools under 25 percent quota as part of Right To Education Act (RTE) for the next academic session across the State. The process for admissions will commence from February 29 in Nagpur Division. The Government, faced with the numerous problems in the process for both online and offline admissions, has come up with proper stage-wise planning to ensure proper compliance this time.

Now, the RTE admission process will be in three steps. First will be registration of schools in the online database being managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), a government body, which will start on February 29. Schools will have to fill all details about their class strength and their entry point. Schools’ entry point can either be Standard-I or pre-primary, this has been left up to the schools to decide. However, so far, there has been no official commitment from the State Government on whether or not they will reimburse fees for pre-primary admissions. As of now, the government will only reimburse schools for all RTE quota admissions they give from Standard-I to Standard-VIII. The reimbursement amount will be decided solely by the government, which was last year just over Rs13,000 per annum.

The second phase, starting March 11, will be where parents fill up admission forms. The system will chose the closest school according to the address entered by parents and location tracking using Google Maps. Parents can give options so the next available seat can be secured. Filling the admission form does not guarantee a seat in schools, it is merely a requirement to participate in the lottery. The lottery is the only way through which admissions can be secured in schools. The third phase will be of the admission lottery itself, which will be held on April 1.

Following is the programme:
• Schools have to get registered from February 29 to March 9.
• Parents have to submit applications for admissions from March 11 to 28.
• Key Tools Admissions:
i) The one-time passward will get generated on mobile phones through which information regarding lottery will be furnished. A permanent mobile phone number is must for parents.
ii) Parents having annual income below Rs 1 lakh are eligible for admissions under RTI. Income certificate issued by Tehsil Office will have to be produced.
iii) The age of children for admissions to Standard-I should be five years on July 31, 2016.
iv) Documents required are domicile certificate, Aadhar card, ration card, election ID, passport, rent agreement of three years for parents staying in rented houses.
v) Birth certificate of children and two photos of passport size.
vi) Website is: www.rte25admission.maharashtra.gov.in

Source: Nagpur Today

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