Overview 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 –
Districtwise ListThe following Districts will be covered for the RTE-quota admissions, with the number of schools/number of RTE vacancies-
Who can applyChildren who wish to get admission under the RTE quota should be:
List of Documents needed for RTE quota admissionsThe documents required for those applying from disadvantaged groups are:
The list of documents which should be submitted for those applying from the economically weaker sections are:
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:
Procedure after online applicationRTE 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 informationThe State Helpline contact No. is +91-9158877431.
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