Recently, 102 private schools in the city have been found eligible to reserve 25% of their seats for the economically backward students living within a radius of 3km from school in playgroup or class first, in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009. All non-grant, permanent non-grant and self-financed schools have to ensure online admission to the underprivileged students under Section 12 (1) of the RTE Act 2009 for the 2015-16 academic year.
The education department of the civic administration began with the online registration for private schools for 25% reservation from february 14. Till Tuesday, 102 private schools have got registered.
According to an education department official, of the 117 private schools, 102 schools can admit students under the 25% reservation . The rest of the schools are minority in nature and Section 12 (1) of RTE Act 2009 is not applicable for those. At least 2,000 students are expected to benefit from the scheme. He added that earlier there were 13 minority schools in the city but this academic year onwards two more had been added.
Online forms for admission are to be filled in all the 102 schools. Besides, the NMC has also established 11 helpline centers for the parents. The last date for filling up the forms is February 28 and the admissions will be given by the schools from March 5 to 16.