RTE Admissions 2019-20 Karnataka: Parents in Karnataka are upset over new RTE quota reservation
Government of Karnataka which recently brought amendments into RTE rules in the state, under which admissions will be restricted to government and aided schools under 25% RTE quota reservation, is now forced to consider private unaided schools too.
As the entry level for RTE Admission is LKG and no pre-primary classes are available in state government schools, the Department of Public Instructions has no option but to consider private unaided schools for the academic year 2019-20
The provisional list of schools for RTE 2019-20 released by the Department of Public instructions has names of private unaided schools across the state, where admission to LKG as entry level is mentioned. B A Toganand, secretary of the association said, academic year 2018-19 of the total 1.25 lakh seats available under RTE, over 80,000 seats were sought for per-primary.
Director of Primary Education, S Jayakumar said “We will release the neighbourhood list of schools after receiving objections wherein names of private unaided schools will be dropped. Where there are no government schools or aided schools in the neighbourhood, we will give admission in private unaided schools. In case of LKG is the entry level at that particular school, then parents can apply for it. Otherwise, no applications will be received for LKG where there are government and aided schools in the neighbourhood.”S Jayakumar said
Nagashimha G Rao, State Convenor of RTE Task Force said. “Despite knowing that there are no pre-primary classes in Government schools, the government amended the rules. This clearly shows there is a private school lobby behind it. Government did not even have knowledge that by amending the rules it is violating the Sec 4 of the RTE act.Mr. Nagashimha G Rao
One Parent said, these new rules are forcing us to admit our kids into Government schools and we need to wait for two years as there is no LKG-UKG available in these schools. We will file objections.
If parents wish to file an objection Here is a link to file their objections