Bhopal (Navdunia Representative). Seats will be filled in the private schools of the state under the Right to Education Act (RTE) in the session 2021-22. These instructions have been issued by the State Education Center. The instructions stated that private schools should lock seats by the end of May, so that the admission process can be started. Last season 2020-21, schools from first to eighth did not open due to Corona transition. Due to this, private schools were also not able to get admission under RTE. In the last session, nearly four lakh seats of 26 thousand private schools were left vacant. The admission process under RTE was demanded by private schools, but the department declared RTE seats to be void. Now this time instructions have been issued to fill the seats under RTE for the session 2021-22. Which states that private schools should lock seats by the end of May, so that the admission process can be started. The state education center will soon start the application process. Department officials say that it will be difficult to apply under RTE if the schools are not open due to Corona. The application process will be started from June.
Confusion regarding age limit
Last year’s seats were declared void under RTE. Due to this, children could not get admission in these seats last year. Now their age prescribed under RTE has also been increased. With this, the parents are demanding to increase the age limit. While the government has not yet decided on it.
Half the seats remain vacant every year
Applications are made for four lakh seats in 26 thousand private schools of the state. In the session 2019-20, two lakh 35 thousand parents had done for 3,58,887 seats in private schools. 2,03,447 children were found eligible after document verification. He was admitted. In this way, only half the seats in private schools can be filled under RTE every year.
Two million children have been enrolled
Under RTE, since 2010, admission of children of poor and deprived class parents in 25% seats in private schools started. The process of free admission started from the year 2011-12. Under this, about 20 lakh children have been enrolled so far. The fees of these children are reimbursed by the state government.