Technical Snags Dogging Online RTE Process

Published: 25th January 2015 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2015 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:Technical snags continued to bother parents of candidates trying to apply online for the Right to Education (RTE) seats for 2015-16 on Saturday - the sixth day since RTE forms were made available online.

Parents kept trying to submit applications online till 6.30 pm on Saturday but in vain. As a result of the snag, not a single application was filed throughout the State.

Yoganand, chief secretary of RTE Parents’ Association told Express, “We have been trying to submit applications since morning through the help centres we have set up in the city. But we could not submit a single application due to technical issues.”

However, officials of the department of public instruction said the parents could not submit applications because they were working on repairing the server.

A parent who was trying to submit a form said, “If they were taking up repair work they should have informed the public well in advance. How can they take up such work without informing us?”

Meanwhile, parents have demanded that the deadline for submitting the forms be extended considering the technical issues.

Yoganand said, “The department needs to extend the deadline at least for a week considering all these delays. We will submit a representation to the commissioner on this soon.”


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