The School Education Department has started the process for admission under the Right to Education Act (RTE). Online applications will be called for free education from across the state from March 1 to 30 for the session 2020-21. Directorate of Public Education will soon issue an order for this.

Parents will be able to apply for 80 thousand seats in more than 12 thousand private schools of the state. In urban areas, applications will be made available to private schools falling within a radius of three kilometers from their home and in rural areas this scope can be extended up to five km as and when required. For this, publicity will be done in every street and village in the city.

Those children whose parents are BPL card holders, SC, SST, mental or physical handicapped, HIV victims, orphans and others are deprived of admission to private schools. There are 46 lakh BPL card holders in the state. 40 percent of mentally challenged persons will have to give a certificate issued from a government or private hospital.

The process of application, change, district-wise seat determination etc. will be completed by the end of February. District wise number of seats, information about schools can be obtained from the website. Under the Right to Education, private schools across the state are admitted from nursery to first class.