Odisha Private Schools To Reserve 25% Seats For Poor Students

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Bhubaneswar: Following a directive of the Orissa High Court, private schools in Odisha will start the admission of students from the economically weaker section (EWS) from April 15.

According to a notification by the School and Mass Education Department, 25 per cent seats will be reserved for the EWS students in all private schools from the 2021-22 academic session in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

The notification further said the registration of private schools on the official portal of the School and Mass Education Department https://sme.odisha.gov.in will be held between February 20 and 28 while the registration of the EWS students will be held between March 1 and 15.

The first-round verification of documents of the registered students will be done by the Block Education Officers (BEOs) between March 16 and 26.

After this, the allotment of schools through online lottery will be held on March 30 and the first-phase admission will be held between April 15 and 20.

Similarly, the second-phase admission will be held between April 27 and 30 after the second-round registration of the students (between April 15 and 20) verification of the documents by the BEOs (between April 22 and 24) and allotment of schools through online lottery on April 26.

Also Read: Odisha Govt Mandates 25% Reservation For Disadvantaged Groups In Private Schools

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