The Indore city has recorded maximum number of Right to Education (RTE) applications for admissions leaving Bhopal behind.
According to a report, around 15,915 applications have been filed till now in Indore this year, meanwhile, Bhopal recorded a total of 15,780 applications.
The RTE Act guarantees that every child has a right to full-time elementary education and mandates a minimum of 25 per cent free seats for children belonging to weaker sections in all private unaided primary schools.
The admissions will be done through lottery system, which is scheduled to be held on July 25 this year and will be done through National Informatics Centre (NIC). But, this date is likely to be extended as there are over 23,000 seats are available in private schools of Indore under RTE and only 15,915 applications have been received so far.
Zila panchayat CEO Varadmurthi Mishra said that they have already requested the Madhya Pradesh government to extend last the date for admissions under the RTE.