'Parents must submit Aadhaar, voter's ID for kids' RTE admission'

'Parents must  submit Aadhaar, voter's ID for kids' RTE admission'

Parents must submit their Aadhaar and voter’s identity cards while seeking to enrol their students under the Right To Education (RTE) quota, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar said here on Thursday.

In addition, they must provide details like their child’s date of birth and names of both parents. The Department of Public Instruction has taken the step as it received 1.5 lakh bogus applications for RTE seats during the 2015-16 academic year, the minister said.

There were instances of separate applications being filed in the name of the father, mother and child. This caused confusion and deprived eligible students. The new step aims to weed out bogus applications, he said.

The textbook revision committee headed by writer Baraguru Ramachandrappa is likely to submit its report in August or September. Based on the report, syllabus from class one to PUC will be revised in 2017-18, Ratnakar said.

The new syllabus will adhere to the NCERT rules. Separate guidelines will be framed for middle and high school as per the National Education Policy. Ratnakar said the government had started distributing shoes and socks to students in schools run by it. The process will get over in the next three months.

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