Centre to bear 75 pc cost of model schools

Centre to bear 75 pc cost of model schools

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has said the Centre will continue to bear three-fourth of the expenses for setting up 6,000 model schools at the block level during the year 2012-13, while the rest will be borne by the states.

An official release said an amount of Rs 1,080 crore has been allocated for the scheme for the year 2012-13. Any financial liability arising due to continuation of the sharing pattern will be taken care of within the said allocation.   With each school accommodating 560 students, a total of 19.60 lakh students in 3,500 schools will be benefitted.

Till March 2012, a total of 1,954 model schools were approved in 22 states and Rs 1790.76 crore was sanctioned for setting up 1,587 such schools in 21 states.