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The state government has issued a notification (Marathi) which specifies eligibility:

Weaker Section
  • Vimukta Jatis and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT)
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • Special Backward Classes (SBC)
  • Religious Minorities specified by the State Government
(Annual income of whose parent or guardian is below one lakh rupees)

Disadvantaged Group
  • Scheduled Caste (S.C.)
  • Schedule Tribe (S.T.)
  • Child with disability

- application instructions (in Hindi and Marathi)
- visit the help centres
- with the following documents based on eligibility criteria for these approved schools

 Certificate Issuing Authority
 Birth Certificate

 ग्राम पांचायत/ न.प./म.न.पा./याांचा दाखला/रुग्णालयातील ANM रजर्स्र्र मधील दाखला/अांगणवाडी/ िालवाडीतील रजर्स्र्र मधील दाखला /आई वडील अथवा पालकाांनी प्रनतज्ञापत्राद्वारे के लेले स्वयांननवेदन
 Income certificateRevenue officer not below the rank of Tahsildar
 Caste certificateSub Divisional Officer (Revenue) or Deputy Collector in the name of child or parent
 Disability certificateCivil Surgeon/ Superintendent of Government notified hospitals having disability more than 40 percent
 Proof of residenceUID Aadhar Card
Election Photo Identity Card
Electricity bill
Telephone bill
Water bill
House tax receipt
Driving license
issued by the competent authority in the name of the parents/guardians

For expert assistance in submitting the applications, please contact

Western SuburbsNavi Mumbai
Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti
Co-ordinator: Mr Narayan
+91 9869368124 / +91-22-26246665

Shobha Murthy
+91-22 27680965

Tapasya and Indus Action: 
Helpline: 022-33494333  

Action for the Rights of the Child

ARC Members Across Pune
Tara Mobile Creches

Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)

Terre Des Hommes, Germany (TDH)

Childline, Pune
+91 9422311098

Doorstep School
+91 9923315789
Teach for India
+91 9822082295, 9967485428

Save the Children
+91 9689949918
 Alochana (Muskaan)
+91 2025444122, 9763078170

+91 9689097020
Tech Mahindra Foundation
+91 9423581273

North Pune                                               
West Pune                                               
India Sponsorship Committee (ISC)

Asha-Kiran Foundation

The Centre for Learning Resources (CLR)

+91 9890033285
Forbes Marshall Foundation
+91 20-27145595 ext  489
+91 9822453871
Karve Institute of Social Service
+91 2065007565

South and East Pune                                  

Human Organisation in Pioneering in Education (HOPE)
+91 20 27036136,
+91 9325473339

Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK)
+91 20 26128002, 2026055332
 Sevadham Trust
+91 8308827723

+91 9850601091, +91-9011086131/32

 Hope for the Children Foundation
+91 20 2703.2423 /22 65001553

Green Tara Foundation
+91 9860647334

 Identity Foundation

Mahatma Phule Samaj Seva Mandal
Pramod Zinjade
+91 9421042072 / 7775903052
 Mumbai (MNP)
(022) - 24145922 
(020) - 26114525
(0721) - 2552685
(0712) - 2549149, 2559807
Pimpri Chinchwad (MNP) 
(020) - 27426139
Bhiwandi - Nijampur (MNP) 
(02522) - 250055
(0231) - 2650781
 Kalyan - Dombivali (MNP)
(0251) - 2319485
 Thane (ZP)
(022) - 25340547
(02382) - 255791
 Pune (MNP)
(020) - 25534628
(0240) - 2332025
 Thane (MNP)
(022) - 25391703
Ulhasnagar (MNP)
(0251) - 2569812
 Navi Mumbai (MNP)
 (022) - 27546887

Apply online for first round from January 24 to February 10
In 2018, there will be six rounds of lottery on February 12, 26, March 8, 20, April 3 and 16


Minister (School Education and Sports)
Minister of State (School Education)
Additional Chief Secretary
(School Education and Sports)
State Project Director (Maharashtra Prathamik Shikshan Parishad)

Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha | Rajya Sabha

[Source: KKPKP, ARC, CLR]

[Source: ARC and CLR2014]



Education Officer: S/he shall maintain the Register or database of the grievances and shall take immediate appropriate action and communicate to the applicant within eight days

Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child Rights

RTE admissions go online in more cities in Maharashtra this year (The Times of India, 26 February 2015)
Online RTE admission to start on February 23
 (Daily News and Analysis, 8 February 2015) 
RTE admission woes: Redressal committees to look into complaints (Times of India, 9 May 2014)Will pay fees for quota students admitted before Supreme Court order, says Maharashtra government (Times of India, 8 May 2014)
Two schools warned for flouting RTE (Pune Mirror, 7 May 2014)
Minority unaided schools in RTE fix (Times of India, 7 May 2014)
Deadline over, 1,500 seats under RTE quota still vacant (The Indian Express, 6 May 2014)
Online RTE admissions in Maharashtra division headquarters from next year 
(Times of India, 1 May 2014)
Deadline for online RTE admission extended till May 5 (Times of India, 1 May 2014) Round 1 ends with mixed feelings, as parents still upset (Pune Mirror, 1 May 2014)
Education dept to set up redressal forum to check RTE Act violations (The Indian Express, 1 May 2014)
Online RTE admissions in Maharashtra division headquarters from next year (The Times of India, 1 May 2014)
Parents protest as school yet to start RTE admissions (DNA, 29 April 2014)
Private schools admit over 2,000 under RTE in Pune (Times of India, 29 April 2014)
19 new schools in second round of RTE admissions (Indian Express, 29 April 2014)
Fortnight's time to sort RTE complaints (Times of India-27-Apr-2014) 
Address urgent RTE grievances of parents within 15 days, says govt Indian Express-27-Apr-2014
Maharashtra govt to reimburse fees from class one (Times of India, 25 April 2014)
New India School denies admission to 20 kids, Director of education hints de-recognition (DNA, 22 April 2014)
3,200 sign up for RTE online admissions, few opt for BMC's help centres (DNA, 18 April 2014) 
Pvt schools accused of RTE quota violation (Times of India, 12 April 2014 )
Day 2 of RTE admissions: 600 forms uploaded (Times of India, 12 April 2014) 
On day 2, RTE online admissions picks up
 (Daily News & Analysis 11 Apr 2014) 
Schools denying admissions, parents allege (Siddharth Gaikwad, Times of India, 11 April 2014)
City to repeat admissions under RTE Act next week (Pune Mirror, 10 April 2014) 
Only 63 forms accepted online on Day 1 of 25% Right to Education (Shreya Bhandary, Times of India, 10 Apr 2014)
Poor response, chaos on day 1 (Mumbai Mirror 10 April 2014)
RTE कोटे से ऑनलाइन ऐडमिशन का हुआ आगाज (नवभारत टाइम्स, 10 April 2014)
Online RTE admission starts today (Times of India 09 Apr 2014) 
Schools to remain open till May 8 to fulfil RTE norms (Times of India, Abhishek Choudhari, 09 April 2014 )
Over 5000 seats allotted under RTE in first phase (Times of India 07 Apr 2014) 
Tussle between parents, schools over admissions (Pune Mirror 07 Apr 2014) 
RTE lottery throws up confusion, questions (Pune Mirror, 06 April 2014) 
Parents can complain to education department regarding difficulty in admission under RTE (DNA, 6 April 2014) 
RTE seats: 5,000 applicants shortlisted (Times of India, 5 April 2014) 
90% seats under RTE act in Thane civic body's primary schools (Times of India 05 April 2014) 
Govt wakes up to RTE, sets up admission centres (Mid-Day 05 April 2014) 
Parents can complain to education department regarding difficulty in admission ... (Daily News & Analysis 5 Apr 2014)‎
Admission rush in private schools, but government schools 'chill out' (Hindustan Times, 5 ‎Apr 2014)‎
Govt wakes up to RTE, sets up admission centres (Mid-Day 5 ‎Apr 2014‎) 
Expelled Aaryans kids' parents escalate plaint (Pune Mirror 4 Apr 2014‎)
Second chance for applicants (Pune Mirror, 04 Apr 2014) 
Online admissions for RTE seats likely to start on April 7 (Daily News & Analysis 3 April 2014) 
Online RTE admissions may be delayed (Times of India 03 April 2014)
Five years on, only 25% seats filled in RTE quota (Mumbai Mirror 27 March 2014) 
RTE admissions to be held online from April 1 (Times of India, Shreya Bhandary, 26 Mar 2014) 
Schools just won't get their RTE Act together
 (Indian Express 25 Mar 2014) 
Polls come in way of poor seeking admission under RTE (Mid-Day 24-Mar-2014)
Polls come in way of poor seeking admission under RTE (Mid-Day 24 Mar 2014)
Parents sent scrambling for RTE papers (Times of India 22 ‎Mar 2014‎)
Online school admission for kindergarten in Pune begins on Monday (Daily News & Analysis 21 Mar 2014) 
Child rights panel asks edu dept to submit report of seats filled under RTE (DNA, 13 March 2014)
Top elite schools in city don’t have a single student under 25% of EWS quota (Dipti Ramesh Sonawane, Indian Express, 18 February 2014)
Over 74% of Right to Education seats vacant in Mumbai (Vinamrata Borwankar, DNA, 30 January 2014)
From 2015-6 Schools need to admit RTE students first (Swati Shinde Gole, Indian Express, 31 Jan 2014)
'Mumbai schools not ready for RTE online admissions' (Shreya Bhandary, Times News Network, 29 Jan 2014)
RTE admissions to start from Feb 15 (Times News Network, 28 January 2014)
Help at hand for RTE online admissions (Vishwas Kothari, TNN, 3 January 2014)
Iffy future for RTE online admission (Times News Networ, 31 December 2013)
Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey (Press Trust of India, 28 January 2014)
Building a new school system (Karthik Muralidharan, Live Mint 28 January 2014)
Now, helpdesks for RTE online admissions (Vishwas Kothari, TNN, 3 January 2014)

RTE implementation slow, only 321 schools seek reserved quota fund (Ardhra Nair, Indian Express, 15 Oct 2013)
Schools mull legal action against Maharastra over unpaid RTE bills (Abhishek Choudhuri, Times of India, 15 Oct 2013)
Schools to conduct survey for RTE beneficiaries (Piyush Bhusari, TNN | Sep 22, 2013)
Bombay high court reserves verdict on RTE for unaided minority schools (Vishwas Kothari, TNN, 12 October 2013)
Schools yet to give information on RTE admissions (Shreya Bhandary, TOI, 25 September 2013)
RTE Act takes a hit, poor are cold-shouldered in state schools (Ardhra Nair, Partha Sarathy Biswas, Indian Express, 25 September 2013)
SoBo institutes fared poorest in Mumbai for quota admissions under education Act (Shreya Bhandary, TNN, 8 August 2013)
Start CAP for seats under RTE Act: NGOs (Express News Service, 8 August 2013)
Just 3 in 100 students admitted in schools of Mumbai under RTE quota (Shreya Bhandhary, TNN, 7 August 2013)
Mumbai: Schools, govt play blame game over unfilled seats under RTE quota (TNN, 7 August 2013)
School's minority plea in HC (Swati Deshpande, TNN, 6 August 2013)
188 schools submit details under new RTE provision (Himanshu Nitnaware, TNN, 6 August 2013)
Non-clearance of RTE bills may force fee hike (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN, 6 August 2013)
930 more RTE quota seats filled in July, total 3,288 (Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times  6 August, 2013)
Mumbai second worst in education Act admissions, small towns ahead (Swati Shinde Gole, TNN, 6 August 2013)
RTE seats cannot be turned to open category: new policy (Hindustan Times, 2 August 2013)
No deadline for EWS students' admissions (TNN, 31 July 2013)
Admissions under RTE throughout the year (DNA, 31 July 2013)
Admissions end, but no clarity on unfilled RTE seats (Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times  31 July, 2013)
14 Mumbai schools under dept scanner for flouting 25% RTE quota norm (Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times  25 July, 2013)
Civic administration assures RPI protesters of seat in private schools for poor students (Sandhya Nair, TNN, 24 July 2013)
RPI on hunger strike to admit poor students in Mira-Bhayander private schools (Sandhya Nair, TNN, 23 July 2013)
Darda claims 50% seats under RTE filled in MMR (Dipti Sonawala, Indian Express, 30 July 2013)
Even after 13 months, RTE bills still unpaid (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN, 16 July 2013)
What RTE? Nalasopara school turns away six ‘poor’ parents (Sandhya Nair, TNN, 16 July 2013)
Don’t open EWS seats to general category: KKPKP (Express News Service, 13 July 2013)
More than 70% RTE seats go vacant in Nagpur division (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN Jul 11, 2013)
RTE: EWS seats vacant till July 31 will go to general students (Express News Service, 9 July, 2013)
Schools against leaving unfilled RTE seats vacant (TNN, 5 July, 2013)
25% reserved seats unfilled in schools? Leave them vacant (Swati Shinde Gole,TNN, 4 July, 2013)
Education minister cracks the whip; RTE bills may be cleared soon (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN, 27 June, 2013)
More parents report discrimination cases (Swati Shinde Gole, Times of India, 27 June 2013)
RTE in place, but where's equality? (Swati Shinde Gole, Times of India, 26 June 2013)
Now, schools to have RTE lessons (Ketaki Latkar, Pune Mirror, 19 May 2013)
Religious minorities now under RTE's 25% free quota (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN, 10 May, 2013)
Not bound by EWS quota, these schools still fill it (Indian Express, 12 May 2013)
Education dept clueless over lost Nagpur RTE bills (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN, 30 Apr, 2013)
Kids denied admission to Class I under RTE quota (Shreya Bhandhari, TNN 23 April, 2013)
Schools yet to get RTE reimbursements (Abhishek Choudhari, TNN 23 April, 2013)
3183 seats vacant under RTE in Nagpur primary schools (, 9th April 2013)
Four city schools take RTE to slum children’s doorstep (Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times, 5 April 2013)
School gets notice for flouting RTE Act (Tanaji Khot, Mumbai Mirror 2 April 2013)
CM directs for implementation of RTE Act (City Plus, Malad Edition, 30 March 2013)
RTE just on paper as deadline looms (Charu Sudan Kasturi, Hindustan Times, 29 March 2013)
Pvt member's bill seeks to widen Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act ambit (Sanjeev Devasia, DNA, 25 March 2013)
'Govt lax about RTE provisions' (TOI, 23 March 2013)
MSFEI slams state govt for casual approach to RTE implementation (Indian Express, 23 March 2013)
Unaided minority schools exempt from 25% quota (Shreya Bhandari, TOI, 20 March 2013)
Crippled by lack of clear directives (Alok Deshpande, 17 February 2013)
RTE for underprivileged: NGOs say govt not publicising quota (Ketaki Latkar, Pune Mirror, 9 Jan 2013)


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