Reimbursement under RTE to go online next academic year

The reimbursement of fee, registration and renewal of recognition of schools under the Right to Education Act will go online from the next academic year.

Principal Secretary to Education department, Ajay Seth, said on Friday that the government cannot reimburse the expenses incurred on RTE quota student without the schools submitting their audit report. 

“We cannot assess the money spent on each student under the quota without going through the audit report. The expenses will be reimbursed to the schools by March-end if the schools submit their claim by the end of February,” he said.

Seth was speaking at a symposium on “Edu Status in Karnataka-An Eye Opener for Budget Schools Situation,’ organised by the Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS) in the City.

The KAMS had moved the High Court against the rule which mandated schools to furnish audit report for claiming reimbursement of the expenses incurred for children admitted under the RTE quota. 

He said that the government would soon make its stand clear on the rule which says that private schools with less than 25 students should be closed down. “In my personal view, this rule should not be imposed on private schools because government is not giving any fund to them. They themselves close down if they suffer loss” he said. 

Earlier, KAMS Secretary Sashi Kumar made a presentation on the challenges faced by the association in running the schools.

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