EWS admission for Chandigarh schools to go online from December 19 : The Tribune India | Tech US News


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Naina Mishra

Chandigarh, November 1

To facilitate admission of students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Underprivileged Sections to entry level classes in private recognized UT schools, the Ministry of Education is expected to start online monitoring of the process for the 2023-24 session by December 19.

As per the existing practice under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, recognized unaided schools admit children belonging to EWS and underprivileged groups in the neighborhood to the entry level classes. These children make up at least 25% of the classes, and schools provide them with free and compulsory primary education until the end of their studies.

From this year onwards, enrollment in the initial classes (kindergarten/pre-school education, KG/pre-school class, 1st class) for the next school term in private recognized schools will take place through a computer-supported online enrollment system.

For this, parents will have to fill in forms through the online system, in which they will state all the information about the child and parents, and upload the required documents. The student will then be assigned a unique ID.

They will also have the option of choosing private schools near their residence, depending on the distance, i.e. schools within 0-1 km, 1-3 km and 3-6 km.

Mapping the distance matrix of all private schools will help in filling the admission form of the child as per RTE distance norms.

The Director of School Education recently conducted a stakeholder consultation meeting with all principals of recognized non-minority unaided schools where they discussed the preliminary details and showed them the software developed by the National Informatics Center (NIC). They also discussed the timeline of the procedure, i.e. from mid-December 2022 to mid-January 2023.

Harsuhinder Pal Singh Brar, Director of School Education said, “The online admissions portal will be active from December 19 onwards. Adequate publicity will be carried out by the department to ensure that the admission process for EWS is conducted efficiently. All schools will have help desks to help with the process. This initiative would contribute to transparency in the admissions process and eliminate possible incorrect manual interventions.”

Procedure for entry-level lessons

  • Parents to fill out forms via the web portal
  • Provide details about the child, yourself
  • Upload the necessary documents
  • A unique ID assigned to a student

Paperwork is required

  • Aadhaar card
  • Income certificate (certified by the real estate office)

Preference to the nearest residents

The portal will first grant admission to candidates residing within 1 km of the school. If there are not enough applicants, the portal will select those who live up to 6 km from the school.

Move towardsonline draw

  • With the introduction of online admission process, it is envisaged that seats will be allotted through software instead of manual drawing
  • The NIC program team is studying the Maharashtra, Delhi and CHB models to adopt the online draw mechanism
  • In line with previous practice, schools conduct the draw manually through a token system


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