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Government decided to give priority to the children of farmers under RTE

Webdesk | Friday, March 3, 2017 3:33 PM IST

Government decided to give priority to the children of farmers under RTE

The process of the admissions to LKG and Class1 have started in Karnataka schools. The procedures are online and the Aadhar number has been made mandatory to eliminate any risk of duplication in the application process. The child must have an Aadhar card or should have a valid Aadhar enrollment number in order to apply under RTE. The government has also decided to give preference to children of farmers who have committed suicide. 

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) decided to include the children of farmers who committed suicide in the list of disadvantaged category. This will help such children access to formal schooling. 

Aadhar Card is mandatory for application 

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Karnataka has also made Aadhar number compulsory for children applying for RTE quota seats. The registration for RTE admisisons will not be completed without the Aadhar number or Aadhar enrollment number. The inclusion of Aadhar number will simplify the process of verification. 

The application process is expected to begin today for 1.3 lakh seats for LKG and class I students at private-aided schools. The application process is expected to be end on March 31. Currently the official website of Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for school education in Karnataka hosts the trial link for application process.