ED­U­CA­TION FOR ALL

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

The state ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment in 2014 had given di­rec­tives to make the en­tire process of RTE ad­mis­sions on­line, across the en­tire state. RTE al­lows ad­mis­sions to Eco­nom­i­cally Weaker Sec­tions (EWS) chil­dren to seek free ed­u­ca­tion in non-mi­nor­ity, un­aided schools.

Of­fi­cials from the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment have in­formed that they have sent no­tices to the schools with a list of in­struc­tions that they have to fol­low for tak­ing aware­ness mea­sures for the ad­mis­sions. As per the in­struc­tions, all the schools have been asked to pub­li­cise the num­ber of seats they have with their school, team­ing up with the cor­po­ra­tors of their re­spec­tive wards and take aware­ness sem­i­nars, putting up posters and ban­ners with their de­tails nearby the school ar­eas.

In 2015-16, the Pan­vel re­gion ad­mit­ted only 427 stu­dents out of the to­tal 3000 seats that were avail­able with them. While in the NMMC ju­ris­dic­tion, around 623 stu­dents were ad­mit­ted for the 3250 seats that were avail­able.

Ef­forts have been taken to sim­plify the sys­tem as far as pos­si­ble. Af­ter an ap­pli­cant en­ters res­i­den­tial pin code on the form, the soft­ware will show schools where he/ she can take ad­mis­sion.

OF­FI­CIAL FROM ED­U­CA­TION DEPT

IL­LUS­TRA­TION: SIDDHANT JUMDE

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