Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is unable to start the second round of admissions for seats reserved under the Right to Education Act, 2009 as 580 admissions remain pending from round one.
Even over three months after the academic year began in June, the BMC had kept the admissions open as almost 1,200 out of 2,593 applicants had not secured admission. “After keeping admissions open for so many days also we the number of students admitted has reached 1,462. We do not think there is going to be any more admissions from round one,” said a BMC official.
However, state education department officials said they cannot allow the round two to commence before all pending admissions from round one are cleared. “For about 580 admissions, there is no update from the schools. Either schools are not giving them admissions or parents have not approached the schools but we will conduct round two only after the pending admissions are cleared,” said Dinkar Temkar, deputy director of education. The round two of admission is critical for students who were not allotted a seat in the first.
Source: The Times of India