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Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | March 21, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Education dept issues clarification on RTE norms

WITH LESS than 50 per cent students being given admission under the reserved quota for the Economically-Weaker Section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the organisations, working in the field of RTE admissions, are blaming such a situation on schools for refusing admissions on some pretext or the other. In the first round of admissions, of the 13,243 seats, a little over 5,600 students have confirmed their seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Under Right to Education this year: 68 more schools but 1,200 fewer seats in Pune

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | Pune | February 12, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Only 15,725 seats in 849 schools are available this year for students from the economically and socially weaker sections of society

The total number of free seats for economically disadvantaged students in Pune district, under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, has dropped by 1,200 this year, despite 68 more schools in the district offering such seats. Read the rest of this entry »

PIL against `dilution’ of 25% quota dismissed

Posted on February 10th, 2017 in EWS, High Court, RTE |

Vishwas Kothari, Feb 10, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Bombay high court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging a recent state government decision pertaining to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

On January 10, the government had passed a resolution to make the management of schools responsible for filling the 25% quota of free seats available to students from the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the RTE act. Read the rest of this entry »

One in two RTE allotments rejected by parents in Pune

Posted on July 9th, 2016 in EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | Pune |July 9, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

Of the 13,000-odd allotments given in the first two rounds, only about 55 per cent parents confirmed the admissions while all others rejected them.

EVEN AS the education department has received flak over not conducting the lottery process for 25 per cent reserved seats for economically-challenged students under the Right To Education (RTE) on time, every second RTE allotment that has been given in Pune district has been rejected by parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Complete admissions under RTE by June 30, save-edu body tells BMC

Posted on June 15th, 2016 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

dna correspondent ,June  15, 2016,

Source: DNA

The new academic session might have begun at schools but children from financially weaker section of the society are still awaiting admission under Right to Education’s 25% quota.

Due to this the Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti has written a letter to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) education department to either finish the admission process of 25% quota before June 30 or face massive agitation.  Read the rest of this entry »

RTE admissions: Errant Pune schools get Sept 24 deadline, and a warning of contempt case

Posted on September 18th, 2015 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan,Sep 17, 2015,

Source:The Indian Express

On Aug 14, HC had backed 25% quota at dual entry points in case of a difference in intake capacity of primary and pre-primary sections of a school.

In an important development on Wednesday that clears the air over the deadlock on admissions under the 25 per cent quota reserved under the Right to Education Act for economically weaker sections, a letter issued by the deputy secretary of state school education and sports department says that all errant schools refusing the quota admissions be given a final deadline by local education officers of September 24 for completing the process. Read the rest of this entry »

HC upholds GR backing dual entry levels for RTE admissions

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 in Admission, EWS, High Court, RTE |

Express News Service | August 15, 2015

Source:The Indian Express

The Bombay High Court said Friday that the state government’s decision to revive the January 21 resolution implementing dual-entry admissions of students of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) was well within the framework of the Right to Education Act (RTE) and it did not need any interference. The January 21 resolution required schools to reserve 25 per cent seats at two entry levels Read the rest of this entry »

Pay for uniforms & stationery, schools tell RTE students

Posted on August 6th, 2015 in EWS, Fees, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole,Aug 6, 2015,

Source: The Times of India

Pune: Pay for stationery and uniform or manage on your own, schools in the city have told parents of beneficiary students admitted under 25% reservation scheme of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Two-thirds of RTE seats remain vacant in Pune

Posted on June 27th, 2015 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE ,Jun 27, 2015,

Source: The Indian Express

NOT A single admission has been done this academic session for Std 1 at 249 schools and at pre-primary classes in 158 schools in Pune under the the Right to Education (RTE), which reserves 25 per cent of seats in schools for students from the economically weaker section (EWS).

These statistics were revealed by the RTE resource centre of IIM Ahmedabad that analysed data available on theMaharashtragovernment’s website for the first round of RTE admissions from April to May. Read the rest of this entry »

Only 29% of seats for weaker sections filled under RTE in 5 years

Posted on March 26th, 2015 in EWS, RTE |

Akshaya Mukul,TNN | Mar 25, 2015,

Source: The Times of India

NEW DELHI: In last five years the Right to Education Act’s key provision of providing 25% reservation to disadvantaged children has been poorly implemented with only 29% of the 21.4 lakh seats reserved for them getting filled.  Read the rest of this entry »