How to submit applications for Maharashtra RTE online schools admissions Mumbai 2020-21

Are you searching for the schedule and application form for 2020 Maharashtra RTE online admissions? Seeking admission for your child to a Mumbai school under the RTE quota? This article provides complete information on the RTE Maharashtra 2020 school admissions for children in Mumbai and other cities of Maharashtra under the 25% quota of the Right to Education Act.

Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, a child of a family with low income can obtain admission to an unaided non-minority school due to the 25% quota set aside at the entry-level for the economically weaker sections of society. The child can get admission to a selected school on the basis of a lottery system, with no fees to be paid till Class 8 in the school where they have got the admission. The expenses towards the child's education are borne by the State Government.

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RTE 2020-21 admissions - School registration schedule

The first step for RTE admissions is for the schools to complete the online registration process from 21st January 2020 to 6th February 2020. The school has to provide the contact details, the valid age limit for admission, the total strength, intake and vacancies for RTE 25% reservation, along with the accurate school location on the Google map.

The schools have to register as per the District, namely: Ahmadnagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Bhandara, Bid, Buldana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabad, Palghar, Parbhani, Pune, Raigarh, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim, and Yavatmal.

The website for registration is Schools can refer to the User Manual for guidelines for the registration process:

District wise List

The number of RTE vacancies in each District will be updated in this article once the registration for schools is over.

Eligibility criteria for RTE 2020-21 Maharashtra schools admissions

The child who is seeking admission under the RTE quota should fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
The child should be from a disadvantaged group, which includes belonging to a Scheduled Castes or a Scheduled Tribe or one who is suffering from 40% or more disability.
The child should be from the Economically Weaker Section. This includes Vimukta Jati Nomadic Tribes (VJNT), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Special Backward Class (SBC),

Additionally, the child's family should have an annual income of less than Rs. 1 lakh.

List of Documents needed for RTE quota admissions

The documents to be submitted to the school where the admission has been obtained are listed below.

A. For children applying from disadvantaged groups, the documents which are required are:
  1. Birth certificate of the child. Misplaced the birth certificate? Learn how to apply for a duplicate birth certificate.
  2. The child's recent passport size colour photo, which should be very clear.
  3. Proof of residence where the child stays, with the document clearly showing the address. You can submit any one of these -

Important Note: In the case of a caste certificate where it is required, this document must be issued by the concerned Sub Divisional Officer (Revenue) or Deputy Collector, in the name of the child or the parent. For a disabled child, the disability certificate should be issued by a Civil Surgeon/Superintendent of Government notified hospitals which indicates the disability as more than 40%.

B. For children applying from the economically weaker sections, the list of documents are:
  1. Birth certificate of the child.
  2. The child's recent passport size colour photo, which should be very clear.
  3. Proof of residence (refer above for which type) which is duly attested by an official authority.
  4. A valid Income Certificate which has been issued by the Revenue Officer who is not below the rank of a Tahsildar.
  5. Salary slip/Employer's certificate of either of the previous two years, which is to clearly indicate that the income is less than Rs.1 lakh.

Note: Parents should refer to the official notification to know of the documents required for a child who is an orphan or a child of a divorced mother or a child of a widow.

How to apply for Maharashtra RTE 2020-21 school admissions

Parents must make the online applications for Maharashtra RTE 2020 school admissions at the official website for Maharashtra RTE 2020 school admissions from 11the February 2020 to 29th February 2020.

The first step is to create an application ID via the "New Registration" button. Enter the child's name (last name, first name, middle name), his/her date of birth (make sure that you enter it correctly, as it cannot be changed later), the District where you are currently residing, a valid mobile number and a valid email ID. Ensure that all the information has been submitted correctly and then only click on the 'Register' button. You will immediately receive an application number and a password on your registered mobile contact number.

The next step is to use that application number and the password to log in through the 'Existing User Login' button, and put in the 'Captcha' which appears on the screen. Now you can go ahead and fill in the online application form for Maharashtra RTE 2020 school admissions. The information which is required is as follow -
  1. Details of the child for whom admission is being sought as well as the details of the parent(s).
  2. From the list of schools, select the school to which you wish to get admission for your child. Make sure that this school's campus is located within 1km and up to a maximum of 3kms distance from your own place of residence.
  3. Now select which Standard (the class) to which admission is sought.
  4. If any documents are required during the online process, upload only those (other documents may be required in addition to these when approaching the school later).
  5. Confirm that you have entered all the information correctly before you click on the submit button.
  6. On completing the submission of the online application, you will be able to take a print out of it. Keep this print out safely (it is suggested to make photocopies of it as well) as parents need to submit it to the school later.

Parents' user manual:

Procedure for getting RTE school admission after online application

RTE vacancies in a school in Maharashtra are allotted as per a lottery system for schools, the lottery drawn by the local Primary Education officer of the district. In a school with vacancies that are more than the number of applications, the seats will be allotted to all the applicants. It is in schools where there are fewer vacancies than the number of applications that the lottery system will be used. The selection list will be then published online on the official website, with the list accessible to parents only through the application login for parents. Parents can then download and take a print out of the Admit Card and approach the school for completing the necessary admission procedure requirements.

A school will give priority to the child who stays within the range of a 1km radius from the school campus address. Once the vacancies are filled on this basis and then there still exist more vacancies, then those children who are residing within the range of 2-3kms radius from the school will be considered.

Important note: If you are seeking admission to a school for an RTE vacancy, you are neither required to pay any application fee for the application form, nor for getting admission to the school.

Whom to contact for Maharashtra RTE 2020 Admissions

The State Helpline contact number is +91-9158877431.
Website of School Education and Sports Department, Government of Maharashtra:

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