Campus Watch: RTE admissions start in faculties throughout state besides Pune


5 days have handed since admissions to the 25% reserved seats underneath the EWS quota of the Proper to Training (RTE) Act have began in faculties throughout the state in all districts besides Pune.

Below the quota, college students from economically weaker sections (EWS) whose dad and mom earn lower than Rs 1 lakh per yr or these from reserved classes are eligible for admission in registered non-public faculties and their charges might be reimbursed by the federal government until Class 8.

Owing to the delay in receiving reimbursements from the federal government, faculties throughout the state – led by associations in Pune – have resisted towards registering for the method for the final couple of years. This yr too, whilst the method is underway in each different district throughout the state since February 16 and greater than 42,000 college students have already registered for the seats in different districts, dad and mom in Pune are nonetheless ready for the method to begin.

One of many dad and mom, Mohammedwadi resident Dilip Suryavanshi, who misplaced his job as an workplace clerk final yr because of a downsizing within the wake of Covid-19, now works as an auto driver and can’t afford non-public college training for his solely little one. “I stay in a joint household and my elder brothers’ youngsters go to a personal English medium college. The charges are fairly excessive and at the moment I’m not ready to pay. Certainly one of my pals informed me in regards to the RTE quota and I ready all my paperwork and received a domicile and revenue certificates after paying an agent. I hope they begin the method quickly because it’s making us anxious. Personal faculties have nearly closed admissions for subsequent yr,” he mentioned.

In line with the RTE admission web site, there are over 96,000 seats throughout Maharashtra. Presently, 765 faculties have accomplished the registration in Pune district the place RTE out there seats are somewhat over 11,000 seats. The numbers, although, don’t replicate floor actuality. Final yr, 972 faculties in Pune had registered for the method and almost 17,000 seats have been out there towards which 13,720 college students received admissions.

Dinkar Temkar, Director of Main Training, Maharashtra mentioned registrations are pending for almost 100 faculties. “We had given a deadline for faculties to finish registration and later an extension was given as nicely however Pune district knowledge was nonetheless not finalised. We can’t delay the method for the whole state so we began it as per the schedule and have requested native training officers to hasten the method for Pune,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, activists mentioned resistance from faculties is just not solely chargeable for the delay and that the lackadaisical perspective of training division officers too was equally accountable.

“Since faculties resist the registration course of, officers are speculated to fill in knowledge as per earlier yr’s information after which personally cross test with the colleges, to see if something has modified by way of consumption capability and so forth. Once I enquired three days in the past, they have been doing this course of which implies as soon as once more, dad and mom in Pune have an extended wait forward of them,” mentioned Mukund Kirdat, training activist and AAP metropolis chief.

Who’s eligible to take admission underneath the EWS quota of RTE?

College students from economically weaker or socially backward sections can apply for admission underneath the quota seats. In case of the previous, dad and mom must furnish an revenue certificates issued by the income division stating their annual revenue doesn’t exceed Rs 1 lakh. In case of SC/ST candidates, there is no such thing as a restrict on revenue however dad and mom must submit a caste certificates.

Which faculties can college students apply to?

Mother and father can apply to any college inside a radius of three km from the scholar’s place of residence. Purposes might be made on-line at

What’s the age restrict for admissions?

As per the newest round, the age restrict for admissions to nursery/playgroup is for these having accomplished 3 years as of December 31, 2022 and for admissions to Class 1, is college students who’ve accomplished 6 years as of December 31, 2022.

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