BEO proposes, school disposes for parents of RTE kids

Veer Patil Setty of Jalahalli was a happy man when he was informed that his son was going to study in a well-known school in the area under the RTE quota. However, he soon realised that there had been a terrible goof up.

Officials at the BEO office at Gandhinagar promised him that his son was among the candidates who had been selected for admission in this particular school. However, on going to the school, he was shocked to find his son’s name missing from the list.

“There were eight other students whose names were missing from the school’s list. Instead of 39 students under the RTE quota, they announced only 31 names,” said Setty.
Nagasimha Rao, member of the Child Right’s Trust, said he had been getting a number of calls from parents with the same problem. “All the names were announced in the lists by the schools on March 11 itself.

All these claims are false and till date, no parent has come here to enquire about the children’s admissions,” said Anjanappa, the Gandhinagar BEO.

In addition to this, a number of parents are still confused about the procedure to be followed after the list is announced and the documents to be taken to the schools for the admission process.

“We will request the education department to issue a circular to clear the confusion with regard to the documents that are needed and the process it entails,” said Rao.    
An official at the BEO office in Shivajinagar also claimed that parents regularly came to the office, anxious about what to do next with regard to admission.

An official at the Gandhinagar BEO office said that a number of forms were rejected due to errors in age of the children mentioned in the application forms.

“Parents are often confused about the age criteria. In many cases, the children were either underage or overage,” said the official. The BEO was seen tackling questions from a number of parents whose forms had been rejected because they did not fulfil the age criteria.

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