Maharashtra: Private schools to get 2,000 more from state for each RTE pupil

Students enrolled in private schools under provisions of the Right to Education Act, 2009, will get around Rs 2,000 more as annual reimbursement.

The state government has hiked the per annum reimbursement. As per a government resolution issued by the education department, private schools will now receive up to Rs 17,670 per year for every student from economically weaker section – a hike of almost Rs 2,000. The amount was Rs 13,474 in the 2014-15 academic year.

All unaided non-minority schools in the city are expected to reserve 25% of their seats at entry level for students from economically weaker sections. The state reimburses the school for the student who studies there for free.
The schools will be paid Rs 17,670 or the actual spending on the student, whichever is lower.
Each year, approximately 3.000 students get admission in private schools through a lottery conducted by the civic body.
While schools have welcomed the hike in payout but have also demanded to know how the government arrived at the new amount.

Source: Times of India

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