<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Google Maps came to the aid of four children who were being denied admission to the KG section in Balmohan Vidhya Mandir at Dadar on the grounds that their residences were not within 3-km radius of the school, as required by the Right to Education (RTE) Act.In an affidavit filed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) through counsel Anil Sakhare said that the school had wrongly taken into account the distance to deny admission, but as per aerial measurement through Google Maps, the distance between the residences and school is within 3 km. Thus the school has been asked to admit the students.Parents of the four students had approached the court after the school denied admission to their children who had already secured admission by filling the form online, and received the admit card.Last week, the court had asked the school and parents to approach the civic body and try resolve the issue amicably.Sakhare had earlier told the court that it had issued notices to the schools, asking for a reply why their recognition should not be cancelled and why action should not be taken.Under RTE, the corporation had a functioning redressal mechanism and if there is a dispute with regards to the documents of the parents, the school can approach the corporation to resolve the same, but cannot on its own deny admission to the students.The school in Dadar had opposed the petition claiming that parents had failed to submit proper income and other documents to facilitate grant of admission. It was also said that the children granted admission under RTE drop out mid-way.RTI MECHANISMUnder RTE, the corporation had a functioning redressal mechanism and if there is a dispute with regards to the documents of the parents, the school can approach the corporation to resolve the same, but cannot on its own deny admission to the students.

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Google Maps help kids get admission in school via RTE