News and views about the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 and other legislation, schemes and policies impacting the Right to Education of India's Children.
The process to admit students under the Right to Education Act (RTE) for the year 2014-15 will begin from Monday.
per the calendar of events released by the Department of Public
Instructions, block education officers (BEOs) across the State will
release the list of availability of seats under the Act for the next
academic year. Following that, interested and eligible candidates can
The applications to fill seats under the RTE quota will be
received from January 7 to February 8. The verification of applications
will be done till February 17 and the verified applications will be
submitted to the respective BEOs.
BEOs must submit the list of the
selected candidates to the schools on February 28 and the admission
process will begin from March 3.
Parents can download the applications through www.schooleducation.com or pick them up from BEO’s office free of cost.
whose annual income is less than `3.5 lakh can apply. First preference
will be given to those whose annual income is less than `1 lakh. If the
number of applicants is more, seats will be allotted by lottery
of 25 per cent of RTE seats, 7.5 per cent is for SCs, three per cent
for STs, three per cent for physically challenged, two per cent for HIV
affected and 16 per cent for OBCs.
Details of RTE Seats
2013-14, there was a huge demand for RTE seats across the State. The
total number of applications received under the RTE Act was 1,58,151,
while the available seats were 1,08,344. As many as 58,525 students had
applied for pre-nursery schools and 24,240 secured admission. Out of
99,626 applications for first standard, 48,859 were selected. As many as
35,236 seats remained vacant.