Govt comes up with RTE fee reimbursement rate fixation and distribution

RTE Right to education

The School Education Department of Maharashtra Government has come up with the rate fixation for reimbursement of the fees to be given against the admissions done under Right to Education (RTE) Act. It also included the mechanism of distribution of fee amount. The reimbursement for 2017-18 would be given as per the rate fixed for the year 2016-17.

As per new mechanism, before giving reimbursement the Education Officers would constitute the inspection committees at Block Education Officer-level. The committees will tally the names of the beneficiaries from the portals of RTE and SARAL with the names of the students admitted in respective schools. The committees will check the fees being charged by the schools. They will check the resolution of Parent Teacher Association about fees.

The schools asking for reimbursement should have recognition by education department and RTE. The schools running without recognition are not eligible to get the reimbursement. These schools should have done the auditing through Chartered Accountants which have the mention of tuition fees. The students studying in these schools must be Aadhar-registered.

RTE admissions to be done in three rounds

From the academic year 2019-20, the admissions under RTE would be done in not more than three rounds. A fourth round to be treated as fourth one would be conducted after these three rounds and the admissions would be done on First Come First Basis. The schools which are set up on the lands acquired at discount rates would not get fees against the admissions done under RTE.

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