The decision was taken after protests by several groups
Bowing to pressure from various organisations and unions, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has extended the last date for submission of applications under the RTE Act quota in private schools from February 8 to February 19.
With this, the entire calendar of events for 25 per cent RTE admissions has been changed. The decision was taken as various groups protested and pointed out that parents were unable to obtain caste and income certificates, documents that are mandatory to apply for RTE admissions meant for children belonging to weaker sections of society and disadvantaged groups. That apart, the Karnataka High Court has directed the government to ensure that the 25 per cent RTE Act quota is implemented effectively.
A circular issued by the Commissioner for Public Instruction on Friday stated that under the revised schedule, schools will have to submit applications received and the list of chosen candidates to the Block Education Officers by February 24.The officers have to approve the list and send it to sch