Under the Free and Compulsory Education of Children Act (RTE), it has been decided to admit children affected by Covid from this year on 25 percent reserved seats. State education secretary Ranjitsinh Deol has announced that children whose one or both parents have died of Covid are eligible for this admission.
The scheme of giving admission to students from underprivileged and weaker sections under ‘RTE’ is being implemented for the last 11 years. Under this, 25 percent of the admission capacity in schools of all managements and mediums are reserved for students from economically weaker and disadvantaged sections. The decision to include children affected by Covid from this year has been taken through the education department of the state. State Education Secretary Ranjitsinh Deol has recently announced the notification in this regard.
Children whose one or both parents have died between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2022 will also be admitted under this scheme. These provisions are included in the sub-sections of Rule 2 Section B under the Free and Compulsory Education Act. All district level offices have been instructed to implement this rule through the education department. Along with this, the education department has also instructed to give admission to orphans under this rule.
In the last few years, 25 percent of the seats are not filled completely in the admission process being conducted under ‘RTE’. It has been observed that many schools have zero admissions to these under-reserved seats. Also, it has come to light that there are thousands of seats remaining for admissions under ‘RTE’ in the state. Therefore, there is a possibility that the number of vacant seats will decrease if the children affected by Covid are admitted to these seats.
Deadline for school registration is tomorrow
– RTE admission process for academic year 2023-24 has started
– The deadline for school registration was given by the end of today (February 3).
– 304 schools in Nashik district registered for this
– There are still 118 schools pending registration compared to last year