Following the possibility of irregularity in the first round of admissions under Right to Education (RTE) Act, the primary education officer of the district Chintman Wanjari has sent a letter to block education officers and deputy education officer of primary and secondary education department.
Wanjari has directed the officials concerned to examine whether students admitted to various schools under RTE were actually eligible for the benefit. The directive was issued in order to verify that children whose names came in the draw were given admissions.
Wanjari wrote this letter on May 10. During the investigation, the authorities have been instructed to check admission forms and other documents in schools. Sources said that the officials of education department have expressed the possibility of admission through bogus allocation papers.
Sources said that in view of this apprehension, officials will get the records of children enrolled from schools. These records will be examined online. If the entry is seen bogus it will be cancelled.
It is notable that during the process of online application for RTE, applications of 26000 children were received. Of these, 5071 students were allocated schools. 7204 seats have been reserved in 675 schools in the district for admission. Till May 10, the last day of the first round of admission process, 3904 out of a total of 5701 students have been admitted.