Pune district behind in uploading details of RTE admissions online

Prajakta Joshi
Thursday, 7 March 2019

The Pune district is lagging behind in uploading the details on the RTE website like number of schools, vacancies, etc, regarding the admissions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, due to technical glitches, on Wednesday.

Pune: The Pune district is lagging behind in uploading the details on the RTE website like number of schools, vacancies, etc, regarding the admissions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, due to technical glitches, on Wednesday.

The procedure of online application for RTE admissions began state-wide on March 5. While many districts began uploading the number of RTE schools, vacancies, number of applications on Day 1, on Wednesday, March 6 itself, the numbers of Pune district were missing from the website till late in the evening.

“One of the schools in our jurisdiction is facing some issue regarding the number of vacancies. Thus, we are not able to upload the overall figures, as the data will only be accepted and uploaded on the website when it is complete,” Sunil Kurhade, Education Officer, Pune Zilla Parishad, told Sakal Times on Wednesday afternoon.

He also stated that the team is working to sort out the issue and will be uploading the details at the earliest.

“There are some loopholes that the government faces every year, and still has failed to take care of it,” Mukund Kirdat, RTE activist of AAP Palak Union, said.

“The government wants the schools to upload the number of vacancies, 25 per cent of that year’s admission. However, if they keep it as a quarter of the school’s total capacity, it will get much easier. This complicates the process of uploading the number of vacancies, seats, etc, every year. Also, the schools are allowed to change the level of entry for RTE, which should not be done,” Kirdat added.

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