From April 20: The Right to Education has been recognized as a human right in a number of international conventions, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognizes a right to free, compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all with the progressive introduction of free secondary education, as well as an obligation to develop equitable access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of free higher education.
From April 20:
R Swaminathan Said:
R Swaminathan, the District’s Chief Educational Officer (CEO), said applications will be accepted from April 20 to May 18. For entry level classes such as LKG, admissions will be open. Parents can apply online or visit their nearest chief education office, district education office, block education office, or government e-Seva centre. Under the RTE, 25% of places in private schools are designated for pupils from low-income households with an annual income of less than Rs 2 lakh. Priority will be given for children under special categories such as orphan, HIV positive child, transgender, child of scavenger, differently abled child among others.
To apply for RTE, go to the following website: https://rte.tnschools.gov.in/.A passport-size photo of the applicant, birth certificate, Aadhaar or ration card of parent or guardian, income certificate for candidates from the weaker section, community certificate for disadvantaged group candidates, and disadvantaged group special category certificate are all required documents for submitting an online application. Parents would be able to choose from a list of schools that are suitable for their children.