Delhi’s all private schools will now receive an additional Rs 600 as monthly reimbursement by the Delhi Government on admission of every child under Economically Weaker Section category from the upcoming academic session.
The decision comes after Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia received complaints from different schools on the ‘minimal amount’. “Schools pointed out that the amount that has been given so far was just enough, and this was taken into consideration,” said an official.
“It has now been decided that the amount will be raised to Rs 2,242 for students from Nursery to Class V, and Rs 2,225 for students from Class VI to VIII. Currently, the government reimburses Rs 1,598 to private schools in lieu of admission of students who belong to this section,” said a Directorate of Education (DoE) official.
In addition to that, the schools will also get an annual reimbursement of Rs 1,100 for students up to Class V for their uniforms and Rs 1,400 for students up to Class VIII for the purpose.
“Every school is required to maintain a separate bank account for receiving the reimbursement amount. Schools shall furnish utilisation certificates to districts within two months of receipt of money, and also furnish a certificate that it had provided uniforms and textbooks to these students as prescribed by the school,” the official added.
“The reimbursements shall be restricted to the period the student studied in that school during the year”, said government officials.