Private schools in Uttar Pradesh seek pending reimbursement of RTE fee

Harshith Gowda | Created | June 01, 2022, 20:38 IST

A press conference was held by the Association of Private Schools of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, demanding fee reimbursement based on the Right To Education (RTE) Act 2009. The Association also demanded to send only those students who fulfill all conditions of eligibility set under the RTE Act for admission in unaided private schools.

Their statement said, “In view of the administration paying no heed to the problems being faced by millions of private schools of Uttar Pradesh due to various provisions of the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, the Association of Private Schools of Uttar Pradesh again knocked on the doors of administration through a press conference held at Press Club, Lucknow, today to find solutions to their problems at the earliest”.

The UP government was requested by the association and the education department to declare the expenses made by the government under the RTE Act 2019. The reimbursement of the balance fee of the students of weaker sections and disadvantaged groups for these nine years has also been asked for.

A declaration of per-child expenditure of the government schools for every year has been asked for, as a rule, by October. A request to scrutinize the records related to the eligibility of the students of weaker sections and disadvantaged groups by the concerned private schools has been put forward.

These requests are being made in respect to the students who are being sent for admission to unaided private schools under the RTE Act.

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