Maharashtra Government, adhering to the provision of Right To Education (RTE) Act, has fixed July 31 as cut-off date of age limit for nursery admissions in the State. Now, July 31 will count as children’s age for nursery admissions for academic session 2014-15. However, the move has started drawing strong opposition from parents and others.
According to experts, the children, who are born after July 31, will face problems in getting nursery admissions. Now, even if the kids are born on August 1, they will not get admissions in accordance with the rules of Government. Previously, school administrations used to admit kids in nursery even after two-three months. But after the Government’s order, both the kids and their parents will face problems. There is also possibility of waste of one academic year for the children. Opposing the move, the RTI activist Shahid Sharif has demanded that the Government should extend relief of at least 60 days.