Every year many students apply for the admissions under Right to Education (RTE), and out of them, the education departments select only a few candidates. As per the government resolution released earlier this year, out of 3,270 allotted seats only 1,993 students have secured their places. More than 1,200 children who are seeking admissions are announced as ineligible for the RTE Admissions.
The Education Department announced the list of non-eligible students after completion of the first round which was held on 6th March 2017 and the admission process held from 8th March to 18th March. Many students across the country apply for the RTE Admissions and out of the applied children the officials will select eligible students and allot them seats.
Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is responsible for handling the admission process. This year for the RTE Admissions, around 9,426 applications are received by the officials, and about 8,593 students are allotted in 334 schools.
RTE Official Sudhir Paranjape said, “Parents have been running around to confirm their wards’ admissions, but they are being turned down by schools on account of ‘problems’ in admission forms. The issue was brought to the notice of the chairman for RTE admissions.”
According to the reports, parents are complaining to the officials about the schools that are turning them away. The officials have ordered five of such schools and said that they are not responsible for verifying the documents after the seats are allotted. If in a case like these problems are raised, parents can approach the Child Rights Commission and the Bombay High Court.