Under the Right to Education (RTE) in Madhya Pradesh this year, a record number of 2.5 lac applications were received. Most of applicants belong from mainly four cities "” Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior.
'The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act' or Right to Education Act (RTE), is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. The RTE Act guarantees that every child has a right to full-time elementary education and mandates a minimum of 25% free seats for children belonging to weaker sections in all private unaided primary schools.
As per the records, in the last three years Bhopal recorded a total of 30,000 applications. Since the application procedure was switched to an online process and a dip in number of applicants was expected. But This exponential rise in number was surprising. Minister of state (MoS) for education Deepak Joshi said, "There were many irregularities found in the manual lottery system regarding false admissions and admission given to ineligible candidates. This year, the school education department had collaborated with National Informatics Centre (NIC) to provide a portal for the same. This was the first time that so many applications had been received, which was unexpected as the entire system was changed into an online process."
According to the statistics presented, Indore registered 18,129 applications which is an increase of 28% from last year while 6,000 applications were recorded in Jabalpur and 7,181 in Gwalior. This is a positive response towards educating the younger generation and in turn helping the nation to develop further. Brainbuxa will keep you posted on such news. For more information across the nation, take a halt at Brainbuxa for more.