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Pvt schools shy away from divulging details

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 - 11:29am IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA
Of the 35,000 private schools in state, only 23,000 register. Last date for registration was August 12.
It seems private schools of the state are shying away from providing details of admissions done under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
The last date for the registration on the website was August 12, but thousands of private schools have not registered themselves on the RTE web portal of the education department.
In a first in the country, Rajasthan introduced the website to track and monitor the admissions done under the Act. But, thousands of schools have not done so, hampering the very purpose, that is, effective implementation of the Act.
According to officials of elementary education department, of the total of 35,000 private schools in the state, around 23,000 have registered themselves on the RTE website, while the remaining 12,000 schools have failed. In fact, the system will simplify the reimbursement process for the schools.
“Some schools have not applied, as they lack knowledge about the process. However, there may be instances where the schools have skipped this mandatory process. The exact reason for schools not registering on the website can be ascertain after a detailed study.
If they don’t register themselves now, they will have to abide by the rule in the next academic session in order to conduct admissions under the Act,” said Rampal Sharma, RTE consultant of education department.
Notably, the education department recently launched a new portal, which will prohibit private schools from misleading parents and fudging admissions done under the 25% quota for the RTE Act.
With the help of the online system, any person can get details like number of seats available in a particular school, online application forms for the admissions, reimbursement of fee, forms distribution and last date, lottery information and details of students admitted in the school.

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