The first instalment of reimbursement for schools under the Right to Education (RTE) Act has reached Hassan district.

The process to issue cheques to the schools has begun, G.R. Basavaraj, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, told The Hindu .

Below target

In 2012-13, 1,061 students were admitted under the RTE Act to 264 schools in the district, as against the target of 1,901 students. The sum required to reimburse the schools towards their expenditure on these students was Rs. 1.25 crore.

“The first instalment of Rs. 62.85 lakh has reached us. The rest is expected before March 31,” Mr. Basavaraj said.

As per State government guidelines, the schools will get a maximum of Rs. 11,848 for each student admitted in the RTE quota.

“We have a formula to calculate the reimbursement amount. Based on the audit reports of the school managements, we divide the total expenditure made in the last year by the total number of students in the school,” the official said.

“All schools have got around Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 8,000 per student,” he added.

The process to admit students under RTE for 2013-14 began on Saturday.

  • Total expenditure on students was Rs. 1.25 crore

  • Schools to get around Rs. 7,000 per student