Reimbursement to private schools of Delhi for facilitating admission to students from economically weaker sections has been increased by the government. The amount will be raised from previous Rs. 1290 to Rs. 1598 and the same will be effective from the upcoming academic session. Delhi government has decided that the private schools will get Rs. 300 more per child for admissions under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category.
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia received lot of complaints from the private schools of Delhi regarding the minimal amount that is been reimbursed by the government so that they allow students under the ews category. Several private schools had expressed dissatisfaction over less reimbursement amount.
The government does reimburse the private schools of Delhi with an amount for those students who belong to this category, but, this amount seemed to be very less to the private schools of Delhi.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) recently issued a circular stating the increment in the reimbursement to the private schools. An official said, “The government presently reimburses a fixed amount to private schools in lieu of taking admission of students who belong to this section. However, numerous complaints were received about the amount being less. It has now been decided that the amount will be raised to Rs 1598 from Rs 1290.”
Recently, Delhi government introduced the allocation of ews seats by computerized draw. For nursery admissions in the upcoming session, the government has allocated more than 28 thousand seats against the total 73 thousand applications received.