Children from weaker section will be admitted through online process in private schools.

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Under the Right to Education Act 2009, admission of children from deprived and weaker sections to private schools approved by the education department in the district will now be done through an online process. Online admission process through Gnandeep portal for academic session 2024-25 has started. The department has issued guidelines regarding admission to 25 percent seats of RTE quota. Students seeking admission can register on Gnandeep portal from 1st to 16th June. Online school allotment will be done from 18th to 19th June.

Verification of selected students and admission to the school will take place between 20th to 30th June. Conveying this information to all BEOs, SSA DPO Subhash Kumar directed to ensure implementation through online process within stipulated time limit. He has said that admission to 25 percent seats of RTE quota will be ensured in all private schools in the area. For effective implementation of online system, strict action will be taken against any negligence in 100% compliance of schedule and guidelines through given link.

This is the prescribed eligibility criteria for nomination

Under RTE, children belonging to disadvantaged groups like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Very Backward Classes and Minority Groups, whose parents or legal guardians have an annual income of Rs. is less than 1 lakh, they are eligible for enrollment at 25 percent quota. Seats in private schools are required while weaker section means children of all castes whose parents or legal guardians have an annual income of less than Rs 2 lakh. Age Limit: Mandatory to be six plus years as on April 1, 2024. That means children born between 2nd April 2016 to 1st April 2018 will be eligible for admission. Similarly, detailed information about application process and school selection etc. is given in the guide.

Children living within one kilometer from the school will get priority

01 km from the school selected for admission to RTE quota seats. Children living inside will be given first priority. 01 to 03 km. Rs. Students living in between will be given second priority. 03 to 06 km. Rs. Students living in between will be given third priority. If seats are available, other students residing in that particular block will be given the opportunity. The concerned Block Education Officer and School Sub Inspector will be responsible for checking the gap.

This will be the online seat allotment and admission process:-

School selection will be done through online lottery. Five percent seats will be reserved for children with disabilities (CWSN). Students living near the school will be given priority in allotment. After application, school allotment will be processed through online lottery by DEO and SSA DPO office.

The Department offers compensation in lieu of admission to 25 percent of the seats:

Under RTE, there is a provision for the department to pay a compensation amount to the school administrator in lieu of children taking admission in 25 per cent seats of the entry class in private schools. Under this, compensation is payable at the rate of Rs 11,869 per child.

In the session 2024-25 in recognized private schools, the enrollment of underprivileged and weaker section children on the quota seats prescribed under RTE is to be done through online process. For this, instructions have been given to the BEOs along with the administrators of all the concerned schools.

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