Almost three months into the academic year, admissions to the 25% seats reserved under the Right to Education Act, 2009, in the city are yet to be concluded.The status of 105 such admissions is pending and hence the BMC can’t conduct the third round of lottery .
The second round of lottery was conducted on July 4 when 1,618 students were allotted seats in the city’s unaided non-minority schools at the entry level.
However, as on Saturday , out of these, only about 373 admissions were confirmed.
“A lot of parents have not approached the schools allotted to them and hence about 1,000 applicants have been considered as `not reported’.But there are 105 allotments at 10 non-state board schools where the schools are not giving admissions. Until we clear this, we can’t move to the third round of lottery ,“ said an education official. Several show cause notices have been sent to these schools to clear the pending admissions. A total of 56 applications across the city were rejected during the second round of admissions because of a variety of reasons such as lack of documents, distance between the residence and school, etc.
However, an education official in the BMC said they were working out a way to conduct the third lottery in the upcoming week. “It is not possible to keep on hold admissions for the entire city due to a few schools. A final decision is likely to be made on Monday ,“ he said.
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