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No admissions under EWS quota until Maharashtra govt clears dues, say school managements

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan |September 19, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

A number of schools in Maharashtra have been complaining that the reimbursement from the government, in lieu of the fees waived for the EWS children, had not been coming, as a result of which it had become difficult for them to continue operations.

Rs 5 crore. That’s the total loss in fees that the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, which runs two schools in the city, has claimed to have incurred since the introduction of the mandatory 25 per cent quota admission for children of the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE BACKLASH – Schools to protest against delay in reimbursement

Posted on August 28th, 2017 in RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, Aug 28, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Independent English Schools Association (IESA) has organized a day-long protest on Monday against the state education department.

They will protest against various issues ranging from admissions under the right to education (RTE) act to concession in stamp duty to education institutions.

Members of IESA have decided to stage a dharna outside the directorate of primary education at the Central Building from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Monday , the president of the association, Jagruti Dharmadhikari, said. Read the rest of this entry »

STATE SCHOOLS TO REPORT PUPILS ABSENT FOR A MONTH

Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Education Department, G.R |

Puja Pednekar, Aug 18, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

To ensure that students take lectures seriously, the state government passed a resolution on Wednesday mandating all Maharashtra schools to report pupils who remain absent for more than 30 days at a stretch. Schools will be held accountable for them and they will be left out while providing government aid and staff approvals.

The names of these students will be uploaded on an online ‘drop box’, introduced as part of the government’s database, SARAL. This is being done to arrest the rate of drop-outs in schools. Read the rest of this entry »

DETENTION POLICY FOR CLASSES V AND VIII DRAWS MIXED REACTION

Posted on July 25th, 2017 in Education, RTE |

Meeta Ramnani, Jul 25, 2017

Source: Mirror

While some educationists feel that the move will hurt the self-esteem of the child, some others say that fear of failure is crucial

Union minister of the human resource development (MHRD) Prakash Javadekar on July 22 announced to soon introduce a detention policy for students in classes V and VIII with support from all the states. The proposed bill, which is to be passed in Parliament, has drawn mixed responses from experts, educational institutions and parents in the city. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet called to discuss RTE issues, fee hikes

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

Sakal Times | Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Deputy Director of Education (Pune region) Dinkar Temkar announced that a meeting will be held at his office in Camp on May 15 and 16 to discuss the increasing number of complaints against violations of the Right to Education (RTE) Act – specifically those related to school fee hikes.

Under the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2011 and supplementary provisions of 2016, the fee regulatory committee is supposed to look into complaints against schools over fee hikes and decide on an action plan.  Read the rest of this entry »

1,900 RTE seats allotted in 3rd round

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Over 1,900 seats were allotted to students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the third round on Monday . Parents were given 12 days to complete the admission formalities with their respective schools.

It was late in the evening that lots were drawn to allot schools to applicants, causing confusion among parents through the day . Around 1,997 seats were allotted in the third round. From Pune district, 849 schools participated, with 15,693 seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Second round of RTE quota admissions begins today

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,  March 27, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The second round of 25% quota admissions under Right to Education (RTE) Act will start from Monday .

The lottery will be drawn and school allotments made to applicants. Parents will have to confirm admissions with the allotted school by April 3, the education office of Pune zilla parishad has notified.

The admission procedure is being conducted online by the state education department. From Pune district, Read the rest of this entry »

Parents struggle to book `free’ RTE seat

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools Willing To Waive Tuition Fees Only

Sandeep Kadam’s son has secured admission in class I at a private English medium school under the 25% reservation quota envisaged by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. However, Kadam is yet to confirm the seat because he is mulling over how he would pay the overhead fees for registration, extracurricular activities, uniform and stationery charges.The school has asked all parents to pay such fees. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

RTE fails to make inroads in rural areas

Posted on March 11th, 2017 in RTE |

ST CORRESPONDENT, 11 March 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: People from over 15 districts in the State are still unaware of the 25 per cent reservation under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. The number of applications received in these 15 districts is far less than the seats available for students.

A major reason for this is that the entire process is online, while the ground reality is very different. On one hand, there are 36,933 applications from students for 15,693 seats in Pune district, while there are only 190 applications for 798 seats in Ratnagiri. Read the rest of this entry »