NASHIK: For the past one-anda-half years, Covid-19 has disrupted public life and affected the education sector. Due to the lockdown in all parts of the state, even in June, the process of admission of 25 per cent reserved seats in private schools for the economically weaker sections under the Right to Education Act has not found momentum.
The admission process for the academic year 2021-22 on 25 per cent seats in private schools under RTE had started on time. The online application process also received a spontaneous response. The lottery process was then dropped off for admission in the first week of April. It was also informed that parents will start receiving SMS from April 15.
However, due to the second wave of Covid-19 in the state, the process of RTE admission has been delayed like last year. Like last year, there are signs that admission will be delayed till June-July. Meanwhile, the portal will be notified about the access after the lockdown. Parents should not rush to the verification committee, the education department said. Even in the districts where the unlock has been started, parents are demanding the implementation of the RTE admission process.
Status of RTE in state
Available seats: 96,684
Applications received: 2,22,584
Selection through lottery: 82,129