RTE admission process to begin on March 1

The process for admissions under Right To Education quota for 2017-18 will start on March 1. The applications can be submitted till March 31.

Published: 28th February 2017 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2017 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The process for admissions under Right To Education quota for 2017-18 will start on March 1. The applications can be submitted till March 31.

Although the admission process under RTE was announced on January 15, it was delayed by more than a month due to technical issues.

Last week, when the Department of Public Instruction opened the RTE website for a trial run, applicants again faced technical difficulties and only 1,400  managed to submit their applications.

On Monday, the state project director of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan P C Jaffer and Commissioner for Public Instruction Soujanya held a press conference and demonstrated on how to submit applications successfully. They later announced that the official notification on commencement of RTE admissions will be issued by Tuesday.

As the department has made Aadhaar numbers must for RTE, authorities said fake and duplication of applications or ineligible candidates can be weeded out. “Not just Aadhaar number, the applicant will also have to give a biometric thumb impression. While logging into the RTE website, the parent or guardian will have to enter their Aadhaar number, following which they will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number which has to be keyed in for address verification process,” said Jaffer. “In case a parent or child doesn’t have an Aadhaar card, they still have time to submit the enrolment number for an RTE application,” a department official said.

Applicants don’t need to enter category. The system will update this from Revenue Department documents.

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