Students at the RTE Resource Centre (RRC) at IIM Ahmedabad are looking for strong support from the general public to help in the Right to Education campaign in Ahmedabad this year. The RRC at IIMA is a student initiative being run in collaboration with students from MICA, NID and GNLU. The objective of the center is to generate awareness about Right ToEducation Act (RTE Act) and facilitate better information sharing among the different stakeholders (Govt., schools and parents) to resolve issues faced in the implementation of Section 12 of RTE.
The Section 12 of the RTE Act provides for reservation of 25% of seats in private schools starting from Class 1 for children from the disadvantagedand economically weaker sections. The RRC wishes to help parents of deserving students from these sections of society apply for admissions. Of the 2,000 seats reserved in Ahmedabad last year, just 32* were filled, mostly due to lack of awareness and an inability to obtain the necessary supporting documents from government authorities. The deadlines for this year are fast approaching – February 15th for collection of application forms and February 20th is last date of submission, and we need to spread word about this important provision to ensure its objective of “inclusive” education is fulfilled.
Why should I know this?
Every parent and every responsible citizen must know who can benefit from this provision of the RTE and how to help those eligible for this provision. Households belowthe poverty line, persons from SC/ST/OBC categories with income less than Rs. 2 lakh/annum (Rs. 1 lakh for other categories) and children with special needs or disabilities are all eligible for admission to Class 1 under Section 12 of the RTE. If a citizen or an NGO knows someone from these eligible sections or can inform someone of the same the RRC has three channels to provide complete information and guidance on the eligibility criteria, admission process, necessary documents and application guidelines.
What to do if you want to apply/ help someone apply?
- 079 3091 8111
- Secondly, RRC’s website at www.rterc.in gives details of the complete admission process to anyone who wishes to apply for the same or who wishes to inform those eligible for the provision.
- via the Facebook page at : facebook.com/IIMA.RTERC
Website: www.rterc.in/join-us.html IVRS No.: 079 3091 8111