Economically backward students to get 25% seat reservation in pvt schools: Odisha S&ME Minister


Bhubaneswar: All non-Government schools will have to reserve 25 per cent seats for students belonging to economically backward communities. Odisha School and Mass Education (S&ME) Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said this while inaugurating the online portal for Right to Education (RTE).

The RTE is implemented in Odisha in an offline mode and the new online system is a step taken under the aegis of 5T charter of Odisha government.

The Minister said admission to the 25 per cent reserved seats in private schools will become more transparent with this initiative. The portal –shall make the process more effective, said Dash.

The students eligible for this reservation can apply through to the school close to their home and get an opportunity for admission.

The credentials of the students will be verified by the Block Education Officer (BEO) for shortlisting. A  lottery for choosing the candidates will be conducted for getting direct admission into the designated private schools. They are entitled to study up to Standard VIII without any fee.

The helpline number 080 45683355 is at the place for the assistance of the students on the matter. The Minister said the interested students can give a missed call to this number for any assistance regarding reservation and admission process.

The event was attended by Principal Secretary, School and Mass Education Department, Satyabrata Sahu, Project Director, Bhupinder Singh Poonia, Additional Secretary, Raghuram Aiyar and senior officials.

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