Under the Right to Education Act, all recognized private schools have had to offer free of cost admission to minimum 25 percent children belonging to weaker and deprived sections in Class 1 or pre primary. In lieu of the same, Madhya Pradesh state government has issued orders to all district collectors regarding fee reimbursement of all such students in unaided private schools. Government has asked district collectors to ensure reimbursement of fee to eligible schools as per rules.
District collectors have been asked to obtain signed copies from schools which have uploaded proposals for fee reimbursement for session 2014-15 and further to make sure that the fee is reimbursed ‘Online’ only. It should also be noted that not a single child (whosoever is eligible) is left out. For unaided private schools, directives have been issued to appoint nodal officers after which approval by collector and mission director has to be taken. Nodal officers will tally names and fee of students with the list provided by schools.
Further as per the issued directives, it has also been asked to tally the names of students for whom fee was reimbursed in year 2013-14. During the process, it will also be checked whether children are studying in concerning school continuously. All schools have also been asked to uploaded Samagra IDs of all children on the portal.
A notification released on the official website of Madhya Pradesh Education portal reads, “During the session 2014-15 the state government deposited maximum RS. 3826 prescribed as reimbursement for every such student’s fee or actual fee charged, whichever is less in concerning school’s bank account online.”
Even the schools who have not yet uploaded fee reimbursement proposals have been asked to do so as soon as possible.