Students who are admitted under Right to Education (RTE) act will be given Rs.3,000 per year for the purchase of books and uniform. The move was taken by the Gujarat Government to give financial aid to the parents of these students. According to the officials, the move is meant to act as an incentive for the parents to send their children to schools.
Earlier, the government has given financial assistance of Rs.10,000 per annum for every student’s school fees. The additional funds will be for purchase of bags, dresses and books. According to the state education department officials data, there are 20,000 students admitted under RTE. The government has set itself a target of 50,000 students for the year 2016-17.