Raipur: Chhattisgarh has become the first state to come up with online funds to private schools. School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam has transferred Rs 101 crore of tuition fee directly to the bank accounts of 4473 private schools across the state under the Right to Education Act on Wednesday.
School Education Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam said that the amount of Right To Education has been disbursed in an online mode for the first time in the state.
The Minister also said that the fees of children belong to economically weaker sections who are enrolled under the Right To Education Act in private schools are irregular. Therefore, the amount has been arranged to be paid directly from the state to the beneficiary account. The whole procedure will be transparent with this initiative.
He further informed that despite COVID-19 pandemic, 51,985 children have taken admission in the current academic session as of January 2021. Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam has also welcomed this model and working on it.