As per the Right to Education Act, the admission of children on the waiting list for 25 per cent RTE reserved seats in private schools in Maharashtra has been extended till June 28. Out of the available RTE seats in schools in the state, 24,942 seats are still vacant. In Mumbai, around 3 thousand seats are vacant. The extension was granted so that these seats can be filled. The deadline for admission in the second phase of the waiting list for admission was June 21. But even after that, many schools refused to admit students, leaving a large number of vacancies. The Directorate of Education has extended the deadline for admission to those seats.
There are 6,451 seats available in 341 schools for RTE admission in Mumbai. But so far only 3,246 seats have been filled in Mumbai and 3,205 seats are vacant. 1,00,906 RTE seats were available in 9086 schools in the state. Out of which, 76,964 seats have been filled so far. The remaining 24,942 seats are still vacant.
A committee will be set up in each district under the chairmanship of the District Collector to fill up the vacancies as soon as possible. The Education Officer (Primary) and the Education Officer (Secondary) will be responsible for submitting proposals before the committee for boys and girls studying in classes I to VIII and IX to XII respectively. The government decision in this regard has clarified that the concerned education inspector for the city of Greater Mumbai should scrutinize the proposals and submit them before the committee.