Ensure free books to EWS, Delhi government warns private schools

The Delhi Government reimburses a fixed amount of Rs 1,598 per student to private schools in lieu of giving admission to students who belong to this section.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 11, 2017 11:13 am
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The Delhi government has warned private schools in the national capital of strict action if they do not provide textbooks and uniforms free of cost to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students. The Delhi government has warned private schools in the national capital of strict action if they do not provide textbooks and uniforms free of cost to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students.

As per a letter issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE), all schools authorities have been directed to ensure compliance of the provision in RTE Act and provide without fail free textbooks, writing material and uniform to the child attending school under EWS and DG category. “Compliance in this respect is to be submitted by all the schools along with the relevant documents. Strict action will be initiated against the defaulting schools,” the letter said.

“Compliance in this respect is to be submitted by all the schools along with the relevant documents. Strict action will be initiated against the defaulting schools,” the letter said.

The Directorate of Education has also advised all heads of private schools that have still not applied for reimbursement to enter the data and claims online by October 15.

It is mandatory for schools to reserve 25 per cent seats for admission to students belonging to the EWS and Disadvantaged Category (DG).

The government reimburses a fixed amount of Rs 1,598 per student to private schools in lieu of giving admission to students who belong to this section.

Schools have to maintain a separate bank account for the amount received by them as reimbursement. “An audit of bank accounts opened separately may be done to ascertain the correct position in this regard,” the DoE letter said.

With inputs from PTI

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