BENGALURU: Three city-based organisations have set up RTE helplines to help families from underprivileged sections of society submit online applications for admission to schools.
RTE Students and Parents Association, Priyadarshini Health Care Centre and Public Information Centre and Mathikere Youth Association have come together for this purpose.
Briefing reporters, chief secretary of the Parents’ Association B N Yoganand said, “Orphans, children of autorickshaw drivers, slum dwellers and economically backward sections are unaware of the procedure of online submission and these centres are aimed at helping them,” he said. There is a one-month time frame (till February 19) for the submission of applications online.
The helpline centres will function from 10 am to 7 pm. Residents of Gayathrinagar, Subramanyanagar, Kadu Malleshwara, Palace Guttahalli, Prakashnagar and Dayanandanagar wards can submit their applications at the Priyadarshini Healthcare and Public Information Centre, 1444, 5th Main Road, D Block, II Stage, Rajajinagar or contact Girish Lakkanna at 98450 29593 or Murthy at 78998 82346.
Residents of the Malleswaram, Mathikere and Aramanenagar wards can submit applications at the Mathikere Youth Association, 25, 3rd Main Road, 4th B Cross, Mathikere or call K E Harish at 94480 64861 or M Anilkumar at 99864 55557. Applications can also be submitted at the RTE Students and Parents Association, 80/1, 13th Cross, first K Block, Rajajinagar (Kethamaranahalli), Dr Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar or call B N Yoganand at 88846 76944.