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Schools need an eye beyond CCTV cameras

Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Child Protection, Infrastructure |

A Mariyam Alavi, September 15, 2017

Source: The Times of India

IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE A major overhaul of policy and practices needed to ensure students’ safety in schools A student was found murdered in Ranchi. A student drowned in a swimming pool at Bhopal. Such incidents are happening everywhere… But it happens more so in private schools because of a lack of vigilance
PRIYANK KANOONGO, member of RTE and NCPCR Just one or even ten cameras are not sufficient. At Bal Bharti Public School in Pitampura, we have 300 such cameras in every corner of the school. But how many schools will actually be able to afford it? Read the rest of this entry »

Phoenix World School flouting RTE

Posted on July 8th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

Prajakta Joshi, 08 July 2017

Source : Sakal Times

Pune: There have been complaints against Phoenix World School, Kharadi, that the school has been denying admissions to students under RTE (Right To Education) Act for around 10 seats.

While it is mandatory for schools to give admissions to students once they have surrendered 25 per cent of their seats for RTE, the alleged denial by the school to grant admissions has raised doubts about the control of the education department over the admission procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

More than 50% RTE seats still vacant across state, Pune tops in admission

Posted on May 24th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, May 24, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : As many as 62,000 (52%) of the total 1.2 lakh seats in the state reserved under the RTE quota for underprivileged children are vacant after four rounds of admissions.

The RTE Act requires that all unaided and non-minority schools reserve 25% of the seats for students from economically-weaker sections. Read the rest of this entry »

Father’s name not needed for RTE admission: Edu officials

Posted on March 4th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

Ardhra Nair, March 04,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Education minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said orphans and children of widowed, divorced or single mothers are also allowed to avail admissions under the Right to Education Act if they meet the terms of the act.

Tawde said that he had always made it clear that children belonging to these categories were allowed, but problems arose at the local level as the bodies implementing the admission process refused to take the mother’s documents as official papers for the child. Moreover, the website also made it compulsory to name and submit the father’s documents. Read the rest of this entry »

No books for student after parents doubt annual fee hike

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

Darshana Daga, Feb 22, 2017

Source: Mirror

PMC writes to govt about cancellation of NOC; calls non-issuance of text books a violation of RTE
On multiple occasions, parents have called foul over hiked school fees.The case of these par ents, whose child stud ies at Vibgyor High School on NIBM Road is no different.When they questioned the rise in fee the school rebutted by denying text books to the child. Read the rest of this entry »

CBSE SCHOOLS IN FOCUS – RTE admission process delay worries parents

Posted on April 11th, 2016 in Admission, CBSE, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,April 10, 2016

Source: The Times of India

Pune: Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) reopened on April 1 for the new academic session but there seems to be no signs of filling up RTE seats.

Despite repeated promises, the state education department is yet to find a way to run the admission process smoothly , which is shameful, said education activists. Read the rest of this entry »

Admissions under RTE likely from this week

Posted on April 4th, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

April 04, 2016

Source: Sakal Times

As the admission season begins, Education Officer of PMC, BK Dahiphale interacts with Namrata Devikar about the soon-to-start admissions through RTE

When will the admission through RTE Start? Read the rest of this entry »

School body boycotts RTE quota admission over dues

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

dna correspondent,April 02 2016

Source: DNA

Independent English School Association (IESA) has decided to boycott the RTE online admission registration this year unless it gets assurance in writing from the state government regarding pending reimbursement of 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15. Read the rest of this entry »

Register for RTE or face de-recognition: Education department

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 in Admission, Recognition, RTE |

Alifiya Khan ,Apr 1, 2016,

Source : The Indian Express

Various schools had refused to register for RTE quota admissions.

AFTER REPEATED delays in starting the school registration process, the education department officials on Thursday cracked the whip on management of private schools, asking them to register for RTE or face de-recognition. Various schools had refused to register for RTE quota admissions. Read the rest of this entry »

7 months on, state plans 2nd round of RTE admission

Posted on December 30th, 2015 in Admission, RTE |

Vinamrata Borwankar,30 December 2015

Source: The Times of India

Mumbai: Almost seven months into the academic year, the state government is planning to conduct the second round of online admissions for the 25% seats reserved under Right to Education Act, 2009.

The delayed round of admissions may be of little help to children as most of them have secured a seat outside the quota. Read the rest of this entry »