Glitches delay RTE admission process in Mumbai schools
Due to technical glitches, the website could not start accepting online applications from students on February 5.mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2017 23:37 IST
Technical glitches have once again delayed the online admissions for seats reserved under the Right to Education Act, 2009. As schools in the city were unable to complete the registration process by February 3, the deadline has been extended to February 8.
All unaided non-minority schools have to admit 25% students from economically and socially weaker sections at the entry level.
Due to technical glitches, the website could not start accepting online applications from students on February 5.
By Monday evening, 336 unaided non-minority schools registered for the online admission process.
“Candidates might be able to apply from tomorrow. The testing of the website is being done in the Nashik region,” said a BMC education official.
The BMC also conducted a meeting with in-charge personnel of the 41 help centres to be set up.
“A handful of non-state board schools are yet to register for the process. If we do not get them on board right now, they might get away with not reserving seats,” said the official.
The officials blamed the delay on glitches that cropped up because of the new changes made to the online process this year.
Angry with the delay, activists will hold a protest on Tuesday to demand reversing the new rules for admissions. “The new rules allow the schools to pick the entry level and most schools are choosing Class I. This way, none of the students will get admission to pre-primary because the section is unregulated,” said Sudhir Paranjpe, Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti.