After making the process of application online, Madhya Pradesh has registered a record number of applications under the Right to Education this year. More than 2,25,000 candidates have applied this year under RTE admissions.
Most of the applications have been received from Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior.
According to the RTE Act, the children get the right to have free elementary education from all the schools in any of the state in India. In the right there is mention of minimum 25% free seats for children belonging to weaker sections in all the private unaided primary schools as well, providing equal chances to the students belonging to weaker sections of the society to gain competitive knowledge from good private schools.
There has been a significant shift in the numbers in terms of applications in the state from the last year. From Bhopal, 30000 applications have been received this year, which were merely 16955 last year. Indore, following the increase, registered a 28% shift in the numbers from the last year’s to 18,129 this year. From Jabalpur and Gwalior there were 6000 and 7181 applications received simultaneously.
To deal with the irregularities in the selection process and complaints registered by parents regarding the admission, the state government decided to change the process of submission to online and thus the admission procedure got delayed this year. The result of making the procedure online is in front of the government now, in the form of impeccable number of applications received. The online registrations were made till 19 July and a lottery to select students for the seats had taken place on 25 July, 2016 at National Informatics Centre (NIC).