Karnataka | Delay in reimbursement of school admission fee irks managements

Private schools are unhappy with the State government for the delay in reimbursing the admission fee of children admitted under the Right to Education Act. During 2014-15, the schools did not get even one instalment, even though they should have got the entire amount in two instalments by January this year.

Hassan Unaided School Managements’ Association has convened a meeting of its members here on Saturday to discuss the delay in the reimbursement of fees, among other issues. H.D. Kumar, secretary of the association who runs Netravati Education Institute, told The Hindu over phone that as per the schedule, the government should release the first instalment by September and the second by January of every academic year. “So far, we have not received any instalment so far. Recently, the officials said that the reimbursement amount had been released by the government and it would be credited to respective bank accounts soon. But, till date, no money has been credited into my account,” Mr. Kumar said. However, when the officials of the Department of Public Instruction were contacted, it was stated that the amount had been released. It was said that Rs. 2.38 crore had been released as reimbursement of admission fee of 4,534 students in 277 schools.

‘Government should have released the first instalment by September last, says association secretary

Source: The Hindu

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