Delhi government increases reimbursement to private schools under EWS category

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According to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report, the national capital private schools will be getting Rs 300 more per child from the Delhi government. The decision to increase the amount came after Deputy Education Minister Manish Sisodia received complaints from several private schools against the “minimal amount” reimbursed by the government for allowing students under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category.

As per the reports, a senior Directorate of Education (DoE) said, “The government presently reimbursed a fixed amount to private schools in lieu of taking admission of students who belong to this section. However, numerous complaints were received about the amount being less.”

Further in a report, he added, “It has now been decided that the amount will be raised to Rs 1,598 from Rs 1,290.” Throughout the ongoing admission for entry level classes, the government has given over 26,600 seats through computerised draws under the EWS category, an experiment that has been introduced by the Delhi government for the first time.

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