Maharashtra state government has asked all the schools of the state to follow a common procedure for admission. As a result, all the admissions to pre-primary and primary sections in schools are put on hold, until the common admission schedule is released by the government, which will be issued probably by the end of the month.
The government has issued a notice to all the schools of the state. In the notice they have clearly mentioned that the admission process can start only two months before schools reopen for the new academic year.
The notification issued by the state directorate of primary education stated that the common admission schedule will be released by December end. The notification was issued in view of several schools starting the admission process from October, and in some cases even September.
Mahavir Mane, state director of education says, "Until now, schools had given the liberty to conduct their own admission procedures for seats other than 25% reserved for economically weaker sections of the society as per the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act. However, it has been practice for several years that school start the procedure way ahead of the academic year. The new admission schedule will bring about uniformity in the admission procedure."
The notice was issued on 22nd November by education officers around the state, which made the schools of the state to put curtains on their ongoing admission procedure. The notice highlighted the demand of uniformity in admission procedure of the schools across the state. As a result, state education board came up with common admission schedule for all the schools of the state.
"We have directed the officers to ensure that the procedure is stayed with immediate effect. The common admission schedule will be released and schools will have to follow it," Mane added.