Friday, May 17, 2013

RTE boost: MP govt increases aid to private schools

DNA | Apr 05, 2013, 06:08AM IST

Indore: The state government has increased the compensation per child under the Right to Education (RTE) Act whiich is allotted to private schools for enrolling students as per the provision of the act.
Until last year, the government paid private schools compensation at the rate of `2,600 per child for enrolling them under RTE Act which has now been increased by `465.
"The compensation per child for RTE admission has been increased to `3,065 for the academic session 2013-14," said district education officer Sanjay Goyal.
As per the provision of RTE act 2009, the state government has to pay a compensation of tutorial fees to schools for every student of economically weaker section and other groups admitted under the act.
Schools have often expressed their displeasure with the sum offered as compensation in the past, though they have never been vocal about the same in public.
"It will definitely encourage schools to actively follow RTE Act as amount offered is too low to meet the expenses of the children admitted under the act and hence schools retort to it," said a private school principal.
Over 10,000 students are expected to get admission in private schools of Indore this year under the RTE act.

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