Mumbai: The state government has disbursed the first instalment of Rs 22 lakh meant to be disbursed to unaided, non-minority schools in Mumbai region for admitting students to the 25% seats reserved under the Right to Education Act, 2009.
These funds have been handed over to the civic education department for further disbursal to the schools for admissions of the previous academic year (2014-15).
An official from the civic education department said that they had demanded over Rs 45 lakh, but the office of the deputy director of education has received half of that as the first instalment.
For the current year, admissions are still incomplete even as the first term is set to close. Of 4,949 students allotted seats in the first round, 1,535 have secured admission.Until admissions of the first round are cleared, the second one cannot begin
Source: The Times of India