Published: 09th March 2018
Rajasthan educates over 6.5 lakh children under RTE: School Education Minister
Vasudev Devnani told the Lok Sabha that apart from being the only state to do so, it also stands first in reimbursing schools for seats reserved for weaker sections under the ambit of the RTE
School Education Minister Vasudev Devnani on Friday claimed that Rajasthan was the only state in the country which was educating over 6.5 lakh children under the Right To Education (RTE). Replying to a question in the Legislative Assembly, the minister said according to the norm, 25 per cent seats in schools are reserved for weaker sections of society.
Rajasthan is the only state where over 6.5 lakh children are getting education under the RTE. The state has reimbursed Rs 264.29 crore to schools under the Act in the fiscal year 2016-17, he informed the House. He also added that during the same period, funds were reimbursed to 24,387 schools and 1,300 were in the pending list.
Reimbursements which are pending will be completed according to norms, Devnani said. On the issue of fixing school fees, the minister said fee fixation committees, which include school management, decide the fees in private schools.
If parents are not satisfied with the proposed fee hike they can lodge a complaint with the committee constituted by divisional commissioners, he said. Also, schools were directed to follow the curriculum, declare names, price and authors of books a month before a session begins and not to change school dress code before five years, Devnani said.