Over 3K RTE seats lie vacant
While the first round of Right to Education (RTE) admission process is on till May 5, more than 3,000 seats under the RTE quota in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and Panvel region are still lying vacant.
Officials from both the education departments began awareness campaigns a month in advance before the admission process and though a good number of seats are still not occupied, the response has been still better compared to last year.
According to the records with the NMMC education department, 1,107 students have been allocated seats in the first round. It had received a total of 1,515 applications for the 3,450 seats that were reserved under RTE across 108 schools this year. Last year, 623 students were admitted under RTE in the entire academic year. “The response for RTE has been comparatively better than last year. Of the 1,515 students who had applied for the RTE seats, around 400 students could not be allocated seats owing to absence of requisite documents. ,” said Balkrushna Patil, education officer, NMMC. In the Panvel region, a total of 1,772 students have been allocated seats. The Panvel region had received a total of 1,914 applications for the 3,164 seats reserved under RTE in 76 schools this year.