BENGALURU: From the next academic year, it is mandatory to produce Aadhaar number to get admission under Right to Education (RTE) . The State Department of Public Instructions (DPI), has made Aadhaar mandatory for the child and for one of the parents to obtain a seat under the 25 per cent RTE reservation in private unaided schools.
In a press release, the Commissioner for Public Instruction (CPI) said online applications for admissions under the RTE quota for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from January 1, 2017.
Parents aspiring to admit their child in unaided non-minority schools located in their designated area under the RTE Act are requested to get the Aadhaar number of one of the parents and of the child, caste certificate in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe / OBC, income certificate in case of economically backward and birth certificate of the child by December 31, 2016, the release stated.
Even the heads of orphanages have been asked to ensure that they are enrolled as guardians of the children and the children have Aadhaar numbers. The department authorities have also said that the particulars of the parents will be verified, and applications accepted only if their details are genuine.