ST CORRESPONDENT, 19 March 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: The Right to Education (RTE) admissions for 25 per cent of reserved seats are going on in the State and in Pune, 4,768 students have got admissions.

There are a total of 15,693 seats in the city from 849 schools and there were 36,933 applications for the same.
Earlier, the final date was declared as March 15, but later the education board decided to extend the date of admissions to March 18. 

Sources at the board informed, “While this extension might hamper the whole schedule, it was important as many parents had not taken admissions and their children would have been left out even after seat allocation.” The RTE admissions have now started in all the districts in the State. Under RTE scheme, 25 per cent seats are reserved for children from low-income groups, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

There were over 2,000 admissions in Nashik, over 1,500 in Thane and over 1,000 in Mumbai, Buldana and Ahmednagar. While the districts where there have been low admissions include Hingoli with 16, Sindhudurg with 23, Nanded to 56 and
Gadchorli with 98.