Funds released for RTE quota reimbursement

The Karnataka government has released Rs 29.46 crore as the first instalment towards reimbursement of the expenses incurred on students admitted under the 25 per cent quota prescribed by the Right to Education Act.

A total of 49,736 students have been admitted in private schools (excluding minority institutions) under the RTE quota during the present academic year.

The government will have to reimburse Rs 58.92 crore to private schools at the rate of Rs 11,848 for each student. The balance of the sum will be released in January next year.

 The funds available under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan have been made use of for reimbursement, according to the government order.

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