Published On : Tue, Apr 23rd, 2019

1789 students take admissions in Nagpur so far under RTE

But still, technical issues continue to plague parents

Nagpur: Around 675 schools in Nagpur district have selected 5701 students for admissions in 25 per cent seats under Right to Education (RTE). Out of the 5701 selected students, 1789 students have taken admissions. There are total 7204 seats in 25 per cent quota for economically weaker sections of society under RTE.

But there are issues which still bother parents. Shahid Sharif, Chairman of RTE Action Committee, said technical issues continue to plague parents. Our help centres have received several complaints about the mapping issues. What has happened is that when parents apply online they have to mark their location on the Google maps software. But this is still not foolproof even through the problems were pointed out last year also, said Sharif. He claimed that when the location is marked with the balloon online, the marking is not accurate. “When the location is not marked accurately, this application will be disqualified. The student’s entire year is gone even though it’s no fault of his/her,” Sharif said.

The entire RTE admission process has been shifted online and hence it is tech dependent. The software is managed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) from one of its officers in Pune. Shairf said, “There are parents who say they have not received confirmation message about their admission application status. If the children are suffering because of such issues then there needs to be major changes made to the RTE admission process,” said Sharif.

Sharif further said that those schools denying admissions to eligible students will face action from Education Officer. The single parent under SC/ST category will have to submit an affidavit and WCD application. Many parents were asked to submit receipt of caste certificate but they submitted wrong receipts saying that they received the same receipts from Setu Centres of Collectorate. Parents should not mislead the administration and submit proper documents. For residential proof, even tax receipt and rent receipt will also be accepted.