The deadline to confirm admission under the Right to Education (RTE) and submit documents has been extended from June 30 to July 9, 2021, said the circular released on Wednesday by the office of the director of primary education, Pune. Parents of students who have been selected in the lottery round can directly approach the allotted schools with original and photocopies of all the required documents or contact schools via email, WhatsApp or telephone to confirm admissions.
The office of the director of primary education released a notice dated June 30, 2021, stating, "Parents of students who have been selected in the lottery round for RTE admission can submit documents and confirm admissions in allotted schools by July 9. We have extended the earlier deadline of June 30, as some parents have not received the SMS, or are facing technical issues amidst the lockdown."
As per the data published on the online portal https://student.maharashtra.gov.in/adm_portal/Users/rteindex on Wednesday, 1,523 students have confirmed admissions out of 4,985 who were selected against 6,463 vacant seats in 352 schools registered for RTE admissions in Mumbai. In Maharashtra, 23,399 students have confirmed admissions out of 82,129 students who were selected for 96,684 vacant seats in 9,432 schools for RTE admissions.
This year, the lottery round for admissions under the RTE till Class 8 in private unaided schools was conducted on April 7 via video conference. Following which, SMS were sent on the registered mobile numbers to concerned parents if students were selected in the lottery. Now, parents have to complete the submission of documents and confirm the admission in allotted schools via offline or online mode till July 9.
Under RTE admissions, students from financially weak backgrounds can avail free and compulsory education till Class 8 in private unaided schools. 25 per cent seats in private unaided schools are reserved for them under RTE.