4th lottery list for RTE admissions released

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Around two months after the third lottery for admissions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, the Education Department finally released the fourth lottery on September 9. 

Pune: Around two months after the third lottery for admissions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, the Education Department finally released the fourth lottery on September 9. 

The special round was organised as more than 40,000 seats remained vacant across the State.

In the fourth lottery of admissions released by the Education Department, 1,050 students have been allotted schools. Overall, a total of 6,972 students have been allotted schools across the State. The students will be able to take admissions between September 11 and 21.

Until now, 76,907 students have taken admission at schools allotted to them by the Education Department. 

While a whopping number of 2,45,497 applications were received against 1,16,809 RTE vacancies in the State, this year too, a large number of seats might go vacant due to lower number of admissions, which could be attributed to delay in overall admission process.

Parents’ demands

  • AAP Palak Union recently held a meeting with RTE parents from Kamgar Putala area, Indira Vasahat, Dapodi and Undri. The parents discussed a few demands at the meeting, including the following: 
  • The scope of RTE must be extended to Class X. Right now, it is up to class VIII only.
  • The RTE students must be given school material directly, instead of giving them money to buy the same.
  • Schools must be monitored to ensure RTE students are not discriminated against.

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