DPI fixing errors in RTE online application software

DPI fixing errors in  RTE online application software

After several technical issues surfaced in the online application procedure for admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has begun rectifying errors. 

According to the department staff, the software is likely to be set right within a day or two. Block education officers and deputy directors of Department of Public Instruction said that they had received many complaints about errors in the software. 

Parents could not complete the application due to issues such as schools not being listed under a particular ward, blank acknowledgment receipts and other technical problems.

Meanwhile, parents still are in confusion over several provisions under the application process in the absence of any guidance from the department. According to members of the RTE Task Force, it was found that the helplines set up for the purpose were not working in several instances. Moreover, while some schools are insisting that only online applications will be taken, others are insisting on taking only offline applications. 
‘Can’t apply outside ward’

Several parents are also confused if they can apply for a school outside their ward. DPI officials said parents could apply outside only if there is no or only a single school in their ward. 

As for the blank acknowledgment receipts, allaying the fears of parents, RTE Nodal Officer (South) Raghavendra said that the acknowledgment will also be given to parents at the same school which they have chosen as their first preferred. 
1,589 applications

The DPI received 1,589 applications across the State by 5 pm, Tuesday, said Director (Primary Education) K Anand. Nearly 223 applications are from Bengaluru (South) and 270 from Bengaluru (North).

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