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State mulls Rs. 1 lakh income limit for RTE school seats

Those who wish to send their children to elite private schools under the 25% quota for the poor under the Right to Education Act should not earn more than Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 a year, says a proposal that will be tabled when the cabinet meets on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: May 16, 2012 00:44 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar

Those who wish to send their children to elite private schools under the 25% quota for the poor under the Right to Education Act should not earn more than Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 a year, says a proposal that will be tabled when the cabinet meets on Wednesday.

Sources in the education department said, on Tuesday, that this was the income limit proposed to define "economically weaker sections" for whose education the state is willing to pay schools Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000 a student, a year. Private schools fees range from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 a year.

Apart from this, the education department has proposed that seats be allotted to students from among disadvantaged groups. Also, a major chunk of the seats might be reserved for girls.

Officials said an implementation plan on how schools would accommodate these students in a month and fund their education will be decided after the cabinet approves the proposals.