Pune: Online Registration Begins for RTE Admissions: Parents Can Apply Until April 30th

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Pune, 16th April 2024: Parents across Maharashtra have been eager to know when the Right to Education Act (RTE) admission process will commence. The registration process for students under RTE is now set to begin, with parents able to fill out online application forms from April 16th to 30th.

Chairperson of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Sharad Gosavi shared this information, noting that admissions under RTE are provided to students who are underprivileged, economically, and educationally disadvantaged. The Ministry of School Education has adjusted the RTE admission process this year. According to the updated process, if there is no government school, aided school, or local government school within a one-kilometre radius from the student’s residence, the student will be admitted to a self-financed school within the same distance.

When selecting a school, preference will be given in the order of aided schools, government schools, local self-government schools, and then self-financed schools. This prioritization aims to ensure that students receive an education in their local area based on the resources available to them.

Parents in Maharashtra have the option to prioritize their preference for a local government or municipal school over an aided school for their child’s admission under the Right to Education Act (RTE). Admission will be granted in Municipal, City Council, Nagar Panchayat, Katak Mandal, Zilla Parishad, Municipal Self-Financed, Private Aided, and Self-Financed Schools. However, minority schools will not be accepting admissions under the RTE process.

The changes implemented under the Right to Education Act have increased the number of available seats this year. There are now 9,72,823 seats available across 75,974 schools in the state for RTE admissions. Given this expanded capacity, the student registration process is now underway, allowing parents to submit online application forms until April 30th.

Sharad Gosavi stated that the decision to draw lots will be based on the number of schools that receive more applications than their admission capacity. The education department will strive to ensure the admission process is completed promptly and efficiently.