How to submit applications for RTE online schools admissions Mumbai 2019-2020

Looking for the schedule and application form for 2019 Maharashtra RTE admissions online? Want to get admission for your child to a Mumbai school under the RTE quota? This article provides complete information of the Maharashtra schools' 2019 admissions for children in Mumbai and other cities of Maharashtra under the 25% quota as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act.


Thanks to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, those children who are from economically weaker families can seek admission to an unaided non-minority school under a 25% quota at the entry level. Admission for the child to the selected school is based on a lottery system. For these children, schooling is provided entirely free of cost till Class 8 in the school where they have successfully got the admission. The State Government is expected to reimburse the school's administration for these children's education.

Application schedule

The opening and closing dates for the online application for RTE school vacancies in various cities of Maharashtra, including Mumbai are as follows –
  1. 5th March 2019 to 22nd March 2019: Ahmadnagar, Akola, Aurangabad, Bhandara, Bid, Buldana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabac, Palghar, Parbhani, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Wardha, Yavatmal.

  2. 6th March 2019 to 22nd March 2019: Amravati, Hingoli, Kolhapur, Pune, Raigarh, Thane.

  3. 7th March 2019 to 22nd March 2019: Satara, Washim.

Districtwise List

The following Districts will be covered for the RTE-quota admissions, with the number of schools/number of RTE vacancies-
  1. Ahmadnagar: 400/3606.
  2. Akola: 207/2356.
  3. Amravati: 239/2537.
  4. Aurangabad: 586/5627.
  5. Bhandara: 92/973.
  6. Bid: 198/2522.
  7. Buldana: 220 2929.
  8. Chandrapur: 183/1692.
  9. Dhule: 97/1237.
  10. Gadchiroli: 82/784.
  11. Gondiya: 141/1043.
  12. Hingoli: 62/705.
  13. Jalgaon: 274/3717.
  14. Jalna: 295/3835.
  15. Kolhapur: 342/3567.
  16. Latur: 240/2216.
  17. Mumbai: 294/6265 and 62/1302.
  18. Nagpur: 675/7204.
  19. Nanded: 235/3221.
  20. Nandurbar: 47/470.
  21. Nashik: 457/5764.
  22. Osmanabad: 133/1134.
  23. Palghar: 222/4252.
  24. Parbhani: 168/1407.
  25. Pune: 963/16619.
  26. Raigarh: 254/3943.
  27. Ratnagiri: 87/786.
  28. Sangli: 234/1909.
  29. Satara: 240/2230.
  30. Sindhudurg: 46/353.
  31. Solapur: 344/3097.
  32. Thane: 652/13400.
  33. Wardha: 133/1398.
  34. Washim: 93/945.
  35. Yavatmal: 196/1744.

Who can apply

Children who wish to get admission under the RTE quota should be:
  1. A child from a disadvantaged group. This includes:
    • Scheduled castes.
    • Scheduled tribes.
    • Those suffering from 40% or more disability.

  2. A child from the Economically Weaker Section. This includes:
    • Vimukta Jati Nomadic Tribes (VJNT).
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC).
    • Special Backward Class (SBC).
    • A child whose family's annual income is less than Rs. 1 lakh

List of Documents needed for RTE quota admissions

The documents required for those applying from disadvantaged groups are:
  1. The child's birth certificate - if you do not have one, get a duplicate one right away
  2. Proof of residence where the child stays. Any of these are acceptable, the document clearly showing the address:
    • Passport.
    • Election Photo Identity Card.
    • Electricity bill.
    • Telephone bill.
    • Water bill.
    • A house tax receipt.
    • A driving license issued by the competent authority in the name of the parents/guardians.
    • Gas book
    • Bank passbook
    • Ration card
  3. Where applicable, a caste certificate will be required. This must be a valid one, that is, it should have been issued by the concerned Sub Divisional Officer (Revenue) or Deputy Collector, in the name of child or the parent.
  4. In the case of a disabled child, a valid disability certificate issued by a Civil Surgeon/Superintendent of Government notified hospitals which indicates the disability as more than 40%.
  5. A recent passport size colour clear photograph of the child.

The list of documents which should be submitted for those applying from the economically weaker sections are:
  1. The Birth certificate.
  2. Proof of residence (refer above for which type) which is duly attested by an official authority.
  3. A valid Income Certificate which has been issued by the Revenue officer not below the rank of Tahsildar.
  4. Salary slip/Employer's certificate of 2017-2018 or 2018-2019, indicating income is less than Rs.1 lakh
  5. A recent passport size colour photograph of the child.

Note: Please refer to this pdf official list for full details, including documents required if the child is an orphan and children of divorced mothers or of widows. You do not need to upload any of the documents during the application online but will need to submit them at the school where the admission is given.

How to apply

Online applications should be made at the official website of the School Education & Sports Department, Govt. of Maharashtra website. First, you must create an application ID via the "New Registration" button. Put the child's Name (last name, first name, middle name), his/her date of birth (this should be the correct one the first time, as you cannot change it later), the District where you are currently residing, a valid mobile number and a valid email ID. Double check that the details have been submitted correctly and then click on the 'Register' button. You will receive an application number and a password on your registered mobile contact number.

Now you can log in through the 'Existing User Login' button with the application number sent to you, the password sent to you and the 'Captcha' which appears on the screen. Then proceed with the online application process. This includes:
  1. Details of the child for whom admission is being sought as well as the details of the parent(s).

  2. Locate and mention the school to which you wish to get admission for your child. Note that the schools which you select should be within 1km and up to a maximum of 3kms distance from your place of residence.

  3. Next, you have to select which class to which admission is sought.

  4. Re-check all the information you entered before you make the final submission.

  5. Once you have completed & submitted the application, right away take a print out of the application. It will be required for admission to the school, with the required documents.

Procedure after online application

RTE vacancies in a school are allotted as per a lottery system for schools, the lottery drawn by the local district administration i.e. the primary Education officer of the district. Note that parents seeking admission for an RTE vacancy do not have to pay any fee for the application form or for admission to the school.

Each school will be giving priority to the children who stay within the range of 1km radius from the school address. Once these are filled and there are still vacancies, then other children who are residing within the range of 2-3kms radius from the school will be considered. The selection list of children who will get admission will be published online on the existing system. The parents can view this list via application login. Once the parent gets the name of the child on the list, he/she should take a print out of the Admit card and approach the school which will then give admission to the child after completing any further necessary requirements.

Contact information

The State Helpline contact No. is +91-9158877431.

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