According to a press release issued by the Tamil Nadu School Education Department, “According to the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, poor children will be admitted to 25 percent of free schools in non-minority private schools. Students enrolling for free in LGG or 1st class under this scheme are not required to pay fees till 8th class. There are about 1.12 lakh seats in more than 10 thousand private schools in Tamil Nadu. Online application registration for the current Student Choice is scheduled to take place from August 27th to September 25th.
Parents can apply from home through the school website. Arrangements have also been made to apply online at the Office of Primary Education, District Education Offices, Regional Education Offices, and Regional Resource Center Offices for Education for All. At the time of application, photograph, birth certificate or other document for birth certificate, proof of location, proof of income (annual income less than Rs. 2 lakhs), copy of permanent documents obtained from the concerned officer of Napas seeking priority in the denial category and caste certificate should be uploaded. Under this scheme, students can get free admission in all private nursery, primary, matriculation, ICSE and CBSE schools which do not have minority status.
Opportunity denied and should be applied only to the weaker section of the economy. Parents can apply at 5 schools near their location. Students will be skinned in an open shake-up if more applications are received than at the designated places in the school. Applications from the unsupported, HIV positive, 3rd gender, disabled and children of cleaners in the denied category will be rejected on a priority basis without shaking. Details of the list of private schools and the number of places in them are published on the website. ”