What is RTE?
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009,
which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the age of 6 to 14 years in India under Article 21A of
the Indian Constitution.
RTE Act wanted to focus on is ‘inclusive education’- children from all sections of society study in one classroom thus removing all social barriers.
As per section 12(1)(c) of the RTE Act, all private unaided schools would offer 25% seats of their total class
I strength to children belonging to weaker and disadvantaged group of society and provide these children free and compulsory elementary education till its completion.
Admission Guidelines for RTE/SEEP
Eligibility for grant of admission in Class I under the provisions of RTE Act
Children who were born on or after 01/04/2012 and on or before 31/03/2014 residing in the neighbourhood area, who belong to Disadvantaged Group and/or Weaker Section are
eligible to seek admission under the provisions of RTE Act, 2009.Wherever, the AEC Schools seeking the names of students for admission under RTE Act Programme from the State
Government Authorities, It isinformed that the children who were born on or after 01/04/2013 and on or before 31/03/2015 are only eligible for admission in class I for the
year 2020-21 under RTE ACT Programme and the names of such children can only be forwarded for admission in class I under RTE ACT Programme.
DEFINITION OF DISADVANTAGED GROUP
- Child belonging to disadvantaged group means a child belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, the socially and educationally backward class or such
other group having disadvantage owing to social, cultural, economic, geographical, linguistic, gender or such other factor as may be specified by the appropriate government,
by notification (Section 2(d) of RTE Act).
- Child with special needs and suffering from disability will be determined as per the provision mentioned in RTE Act 2009 or as defined by the concerned State
DEFINITION OF WEAKER SECTION
Child belonging to weaker section means a child belonging to such a parent or guardian (declared by a Court or a Statute) whose annual income is lower than the minimum
limit specified by the appropriate government,by notification (Section 2(e) of RTE Act). The income limit regarding economically weaker sections will be applicable as notified
by the State Govt. concerned.
DEFINITION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD & PROOF OF RESIDENCE
Since AEC Schools are located in different states the respective State Govt. Guidelines regarding the definition of neighbourhood may be followed.
Application Forms for students seeking admission in Class I under RTE Act Programme
AEC Schools at Rawatbhata are following the Rajasthan State Govt. online RTE portal for admmitting students under RTE quota for class-I. Hence the parents should submit their
forms through the online portal only, no need to submit any application form to the school.
The Rajasthan Govt. Website for online application form filling is https://rte.raj.nic.in, refer the website for information about the detailed guidelines of RTE admissions.
Fee for students seeking admission under RTE
No fee will be charged from students admitted under RTE in class I till they complete Class-VIII. However, the employees who have the facility of fee reimbursement
in their department cannot claim RTE concessions.
Documents to be submitted
- Documents to be submitted for students seeking admission in class I under RTE:
- Wherever admission is sought under the provisions of RTE Act, the following documents are required to be submitted at the time of admission in the respective
- Certificate of proof of age in the form of original birth certificate issued by the authority competent to register births. This will include certificates
from Notified Area Council/ Municipality/ Municipality Corporation extract about the date of birth from records of Village Panchayat endorsed under the seal and signature
of the Revenue/Panchayat officer of the concerned area.
- A certificate that the child belongs to the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ EWS/OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)/ BPL/ Differently-abled, wherever applicable,
issued by the competent authority of concerned State Government/ Union Government. The certificate in respect of either of the parents may be accepted initially, for the
purpose of admission, if this certificate is not available for the child. However, the certificate in respect of the child has to be submitted within a period of 3 Months
from the date of admission.
- A Certificate from the civil surgeon/rehabilitation centre or any other competent authority defined by the Government of India certifying the child to
be handicapped, wherever applicable. In case, where the handicap of the child can be visually seen by the Principal, the child may be accepted as handicapped even
without a certificate. However, the parent may be advised to obtain the relevant certificate from the competent authority and submit the same to the school.
Proof of residence
Proof of residence shall have to be produced by all applicants.