The Indian Parliament passed the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the year 2009, pressing the need for free and compulsory education to all Indian children in the age group of 6 to 14 years. This act makes education a fundamental right and paves the way for making elementary education free. It brings into light, the need to provide education to all classes of people irrespective of their economic or social status.
This article provides a detailed read-through about RTE, official portal associated with RTE, RTE current notification across various states, eligibility criteria, the application process, documentation, selection process, result declaration and essential FAQs. Let us discuss each topic in greater detail in the forthcoming sections.
RTE Portal – What it offers
The official RTE section on the MHRD portal provides readers with complete information about rules and guidelines associated with RTE. Along with these aspects, important notifications shall also be displayed from time to time. All documents displayed on the official portal are usually in the form of PDF documents. Candidates can download these and look into the details without much difficulty.
The portal also has provisions for state notifications, grievance redressal systems, advisory committee information, councils, school management sub-committees, etc. Last but not least, the proper implementation of the act under various sections, provisions and authorities is monitored carefully and enforced according to stipulated guidelines.
RTE Notification 2020 – State Wise
The Directorate of Elementary Education, Rajasthan invites online applications from school students for the academic year 2020-2021. Candidates can visit the online portal rte.raj.nic.in and access the application form. The deadline to apply is usually by the mid of March every year. Check for eligibility conditions and enrolment of school on the portal.
Coming to the state of Uttarakhand, the official application process is all set to begin by the 1st of May 2020. Interested candidates must ensure they apply before the last date – 13th of May 2020. More than 1500 schools are registered under the official RTE state portal, bringing in 5000 and more students under the RTE net. The numbers are expected to rise significantly this year.
The state of UP conducts admission through RTE in four phases. The first phase extends between 25th Feb and ends by 1st of April. The second phase began from 16th March and is due for completion by 1st of May 2020. The third phase is due to commence from 16th of April 2020 and shall end by 18th of May 2020. The fourth phase shall begin from 11th May 2020 and wind up the process by 1st of July 2020.
Online applications are invited from interested candidates starting 22nd April 2020. The link shall be accessible till 18th of May 2020. Students seeking admission to class 1 shall be born between 02.08.2013 and 01.08.2014 and not later than that. For LKG admissions, children should be born between 01.08.2015 and 08.08.2016.
The Director of Primary Education, Maharashtra, released the first list of selected candidates on 17th of March 2020. A total number of vacancies for the year 2020-21 is listed around 1, 15,482. Registration for schools was open from 21st January 2020 till 12th February 2020. Online application was open from 12th Feb. 2020 till 29th Feb. 2020.
The RTE department for MP state has announced availability for online applications from 30th April 2020. The deadline to submit applications shall be 29th May 2020. Around 22,385 private schools registered under the portal. Results shall be out on 12th June 2020.
All online applications shall be closed on 24th April 2020 according to official announcements. The notification of admission was announced on 2nd March 2020. Children in the age group of 3 years 10 months to 4 years 10 months can apply for UKG. From 5 years 10 months to 6 years, 10 months can apply for class 1.
Registration forms shall be made available in the online mode till 25th April 2020. Totally 9899 schools are registered under the RTE act. The RTE released instructions around 11th of March 2020. There shall be 25% reservation of seats under government and private school quota.
The last date is soon approaching! 15th April is the deadline to submit all online applications. All students in the age group of 6 to 14 years may apply under RTE. Annual parental income must be less than two lakhs. Candidates must belong to SC/ST/OBC categories.
RTE 2020 – Eligibility Criteria
The following section provides complete details about RTE eligibility criteria. Parents should abide by these rules and regulations before enrolling their candidates:
- Students in the age group of 6 to 14 can apply.
- The economically weaker sections of the society have special reservations under this policy; almost 25% of seats are reserved exclusively for them.
- Only Indian citizens can apply.
- Further, candidates have to fulfill criteria of state domicile for applying from their respective states.
- The annual income of the family must be less than 3.5 lakhs.
Application Process For RTE Admission 2020
All students should apply for RTE admission through their respective state RTE portals. There is no centralised system followed here. All candidates need to register and apply only through state portals. The detailed application procedure is explained below:
Candidates can visit the official site to access the online application form. The first step in the application process is candidate registration.
- The registration form requires details like name, birth date, contact details, etc.
- Enter the necessary educational qualifications.
After the process of registration, candidates need to login with registered credentials. Enter your login ID and password.
- Enter all details in the application form.
- Upload all documents that are requested.
- Check for correctness of the entered data.
- Any false information provided shall be treated with proper action.
- Take a print copy of the submitted application form.
Documents Required For RTE Admission
Along with the application form, the following documents need to be submitted. Failing to submit these documents shall render them incomplete, and they will not be considered for further processing.
List of Documents:
- Income certificate [ for non-reserved categories]
- Caste certificate [ for candidates belonging to reserved categories]
- Proof of residence/domicile certificate
- Class 10th mark sheet OR age proof of student
- Print out of the submitted application form.
- Passport size photograph
- Mark sheets of qualifying exam
RTE Selection/Allotment Process
Based on the number of applications received against the online advertisement, the selection committee shall conduct initial scrutiny to filter out applications. The selected applicants or nominations are displayed on the official website. Candidates can check for their names in the list, and if found, they can proceed further for school admissions.
If the number of applications received against the number of vacancies is more, then the respective state education department shall engage in a lottery method to choose applicants for further rounds. Selected candidates’ list shall be displayed on the official site.
All candidates whose name appears in the official site shall report to the school allotted to them. When reporting to the assigned school, candidates need to take the originals and attested photocopies of all documents listed above.
All results shall be displayed on the official portal after shortlisting candidates for the applications submitted.
- Visit the result section on the official RTE portal.
- Enter your application number and registered mobile number.
- Results shall be displayed.
- Candidates can also check the seat allotment table.
RTE – Frequently Asked Questions
- What is RTE?
RTE stands for the exclusive right of children to gain access to free and compulsory education.
- What is RTE Act?
The Right to Education Act was passed by the Indian parliament in August 2009, making elementary education free and compulsory for children in the age group of 6 to 14.
- What is the full form of RTE?
RTE stands for Right of children to free and compulsory education or Right to Education.
- What is RTE quota?
Around 25% of the quota is reserved for the poorer sections of society; this is termed as RTE quota.
- What is RTE age limit?
Students in the age group of 6 to 14 can apply for RTE admission.
- What is RTE reservation?
Standard reservation of 25% is mandatory under RTE act for the poorer sections of the economy.
- What is the last date of RTE admission?
The last date for RTE admissions depends on the respective state department. However, the admissions may last until the month of November on a general note.
- What is the income limit for admission under RTE?
The annual income of parents should be less than 3.5 lakhs to apply for RTE admission.
- Who is applicable for RTE admission?
Indian students in the age group of 6 to 14, whose parents’ annual income is less than 3.5 lakhs are eligible to apply.
- When can I apply for RTE 2020?
Visit the official RTE portal of the state to which you belong to. All students have to register themselves first and then fill up details in the application form and upload requisite documents.