Govt Launches Portal For EWS Students In Pvt Schools Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The School and Mass Education department on Wednesday launched RTE-Paradarshi portal at Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) office here.

As per the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RCFCE) Act, all private schools which have obtained Certificate of Recognition (CoR) from the government will have to register with and accept 25% admission of the financially weaker students.

School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash unveiled the portal. District education officers will have to ensure registration of private schools. The selection of eligible students will be done through an online lottery system after verification of their documents to maintain transparency in admission.

Of the 25 per cent seats, 10 per cent will be reserved for children belonging to SC/ST and SEBC categories. As many as 5 per cent will be reserved for the children not having any home or settled place or those belonging to disadvantaged sections. Similarly 10 per cent seats will be reserved for the children whose parents belong to BPL category or listed in any poverty alleviation programme of the government.

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