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Bengaluru school denies discrimination against RTE kids

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BENGALURU: The authorities of Brigade School at JP Nagar held a meeting with parents of children who were admitted to the school under the Right to Education (RTE) quota. After the meeting, the parents said the authorities have assured them there is no discrimination against their kids.

On Wednesday, these parents held a protest outside the school, alleging that the school had created a separate section for RTE children in each class and that these students were being taught by ayahs, unlike the children who were paying a fee. They also said their children were made to sit on the floor during classes.

The school authorities arranged a meeting with the school management and 50 parents on Thursday morning.
A parent said, “In the meeting we said our kids were made to sit on the floor. To this the management said they will make seating arrangements for all the children in a few days.”

The school, however, denied any discrimination. A representative of the school said, “It is not that we have discriminated the kids admitted under the RTE quota. We were conducting remedial classes for those kids as it would be difficult for them to cope up with CBSE syllabus. Even non-RTE kids were there in the remedial classes. We will now stop remedial classes.”
The issue reached Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, who filed a suo motu case and issued a notice to the school.

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By Express News Service | Published: 23rd June 2017
posted Jun 23, 2017 by Sidharth Appu

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Bengaluru, dhns: The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday directed the block education officer (BEO), Bengaluru South Division, to allot seats to eight children for Class I under Right to Education (RTE) Act quota to another neighbourhood school without insisting them to go through the lottery process again.

http://www.deccanheraldepaper.com/

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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) decided to include the children of farmers who committed suicide in the list of disadvantaged category. This will help such children access to formal schooling. 

Aadhaar Card mandatory for application 

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Karnataka has also made Aadhaar number compulsory for children applying for RTE quota seats. The registration for RTE admisisons will not be completed without the Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrollment number. The inclusion of Aadhaar number will simplify the process of verification.

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The DPI also has decided to address the problems and grievances of parents this year and has provided a link on the official website in this regard. DPI has alos activated a link on the website for pincode based locality and school search for RTE admission 2017

 

 

 

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The process of the admissions to LKG and Class1 have started in Karnataka schools. The procedures are online and the Aadhar number has been made mandatory to eliminate any risk of duplication in the application process. The child must have an Aadhar card or should have a valid Aadhar enrollment number in order to apply under RTE. The government has also decided to give preference to children of farmers who have committed suicide. 

http://edupost.in/students/read/government-decided-to-give-priority-to-the-children-of-farmers-under-rte

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Karnataka has also made Aadhar number compulsory for children applying for RTE quota seats. The registration for RTE admissions will not be completed without the Aadhar number or Aadhar enrollment number. The inclusion of Aadhar number will simplify the process of verification. 

The application process is expected to begin today for 1.3 lakh seats for LKG and class I students at private-aided schools. Currently the official website of Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for school education in Karnataka hosts the trial link for application process.

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