To streamline the process of admissions under the 25% reservation quota of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, the state government of Maharashtra will take the admission process online to be done in the 9 divisional headquarters of the state.
State education commissioner S Chockalingam informed that successful implementation of online admission process has been made in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and some parts of Mumbai, and the same will be executed in Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur and Konkan regions.
In the conference that was held in Pune on 30 April he mentioned that online process is to be made online only in the city areas and not the entire district. He added that small issues that occurred in Pune region are being resolved now and the process will be introduced full-fledged from next year onward.
The first round of online admission procedure for 25 % reservation quota of the Right to Free and compulsory education (RTE) Act got concluded on 30 April. The second round is to begin from May 5 as per the state directorate of education (Primary).
According to Mahavir Mane, director of education, some 10 schools which were not included in round one of online admissions because of wrong registration of their addresses and other 9 schools which did not register at all for the online procedure under RTE shall also be seen in the second round admission process. Furthermore, 152 schools still have a few vacant seats and hence they will be offered through their participation in the second round of admissions.
The students who could not secure a seat or have missed the first round or if they seek for a better school or even those who failed to produce the required documents in the first round are invited to apply through second round for securing admission seats under RTE act in some cities in Maharashtra as told by Mane.