Reject online admissions for RTE quota, says KUSMA

The online admission process for RTE reserved seats has evoked mixed reactions from various school management associations.

The Karnataka Unaided Schools Managements’ Association (KUSMA) has asked all its member schools to reject online admissions for RTE quota.

In a press release issued here on Saturday, it said that 25 percent reservation under the RTE Act was made in favour of children from weaker and disadvantaged groups. But the responsibility of identifying such children had been thrust on the schools. How can the schools determine a child’s background?, the release sought to know.

“A parent may deliberately lie to a private school and the school will be in a legal soup later. Decide which children should get admission under the 25 per cent RTE quota,” said the release.

However, The Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka has welcomed the online admission process.

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