Phase 2 of RTE admissions begin in Mumbai

Of 3239 students, 2080 students have secured the admission in various other schools while 155 students were declined the admission

  • Phase 2 of RTE admissions begin in Mumbai
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Under the Right to Education Act (RTE), free education is being provided to the vulnerable sections of society. As per the guidelines, It is mandatory for private schools to hold 25 per cent seats for the same and the second round of the admission under the RTE have begun.

Data suggests that out of 347 schools across Mumbai, 8374 seats were vacant. Amongst these, 3239 students were selected through a lottery system in the first phase. Of the 3239 students, 2080 students have secured the admission in various other schools while 155 students were declined the admission. Further, 1004 students did not approach schools for admission.  

Reason for delay was pending dues...

More than 8,000 schools had not received RTE dues of more than Rs. 800 Cr for the past four years. In the month of April, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) paid RTE dues worth ₹6.36 Cr to schools situated in south Mumbai. Likewise, dues worth ₹50.41 lakh were paid off to schools situated in the western division.

Sharing more information, Mahesh Palkar, Education Officer, said "With the help of RTE act, 2080 students have received admission in private school. We have started the second phase of the lottery and will soon begin the third phase.”

The education department cleared the dues which were pending between 2015 and 2017 and in a way cleared the path for RTE admissions. In total, 15 schools received the dues through electronic clearance system.

As per the state government’s orders, the second phase of admissions through lottery was supposed to completed by April end. But the state government has been lying and creating chaos amongst parents and schools,” Sudhir Paranjape, Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti.

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