By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru: : "There are numerous problems that eligible parents face while trying to apply online. Unlimited corruption reported in education department in RTE admissions says MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN national president of ALL INDIA UNIVERSITIES PARTNERS, AFFILIATED COLLEGES AND STUDY CENTER ASSOCIATION (AIUPASA) . Despite seats are available BEOs are not allotting seats under RTE.AIUPASA President Mumtaz AhmadKhan have demanded Commissioner of Public Instruction Mohammad Mohsin to follow the RTE Act in letter and spirit and resolve the problems of poor's faced at Bangalore schools . He demanded as per the Act, a school can admit students who live within 1km from it at the primary-level under RTE, while it's 3km for higher primary and 5km for higher secondary. But the government had not done the mapping, instead applied the ward limits for RTE .Let Government do the mapping for each school and a school can admit students who live within 1km from it at the primary-level under RTE.Each sholl have different distance and different map need to be applied for each and this will create logic and it as per Act.
As per press reports Non RTE and RTE students are treated differently at schools in treatment and teaching. . A large number of candidates have applied and few of them who have got selected hae been rejected without any valid reasons as this year under RTE admission there are totally 35000 seat are vacant for the academic year 2015-16 available through the state of Karnataka and the cities are Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Kolar, Shimoga, Tumkur, Chickkaballapura, Bagalkote, Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharawad, Gadag, Haveri, Uttara Kannada, Bellary, Bidar, Gulbarga, Koppal, Raichur, Chamaraja Nagar, Chickmangalur, Dakshina kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysore and Udipi. This year they have made all the process through online. Some of the official is also stated that the poor people may find it difficult if the process gets thoroughly through online.
Poor response to the centralised online admission initiative for the 25 per cent reserved seats in private schools for students belonging to the economically backward section of the society under the Right to Education (RTE) Act has prompted the BMC to extend the dates for application from March 19 to 23. The extension was prompted after the civic body received only half the number of applications it had received last year. Officials say they are hopeful that they will receive more number of applications after the extension.
But why thousands of parents are complaining in Bangalore that they were rejected by BEOs for silly reasons even after their selections were announced online. Following complaints of private schools not giving admissions to students belonging to the lower strata of society as per the RTE Act, the BMC took it upon itself to conduct admissions by starting the centralised online admission process last year. In the first year, though the response was lukewarm, the BMC received 6,550 applications for the 8,000 seats on offer. However, this year the number of applications has dwindled down to 3,070 prompting the BMC education department to extend the date of application.
It took 62 long years for independent India to provide universal education to children by enacting the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. The right to education will be accorded the same legal status as the right to life as provided by Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. This entitles children to have the right to education enforced as a fundamental right. To implement RTE a lot has been done and but still a lot has been left to be done. Prajashakthi an Bangaluru and AIUPASA NGO has received several hundred complaints from parents and Guardians of students in respect of RTE bungling against department of public instructions and in particular BEOs appointed by Government of Karnataka, for refusing to allot seats under RTE Act 2009. Parents and Guardians of students are facing several barriers and problems in filling and submitting RTE forms online as before launch of online platform no training was given to all stake holder . Facility has become problematic and and it is neither feasible nor affordable.