Lucknow: For the proper implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has evolved the formula of fee reimbursement to the private schools that are required to impart free education to the children belonging to the economically weaker sections of society.

As per the Section 12 (1) (C) of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, unaided schools and specified category schools shall admit at least 25 percent children hailing from financially weaker sections in class I, and provide them free education till Class VIII. These schools have to grant admission to all such students who reside within an area of a kilometer of the institute premises.

Section 12 (2) of the Act provides that expenditure incurred on the entire exercise would be reimbursed by the state government.
The state government has finalized the formula for reimbursement under the Uttar Pradesh Right to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011.

The recognition of these institutes would be canceled if they receive fee reimbursement on the basis of fake documents. Any institution found guilty of forgery will have to deposit the double of the reimbursement amount.

For the fee reimbursement, the schools will have to open a separate bank account. The schools are required to submit the list of students and the expenditure details approved by the Basic Education Director by October 31.

The District Education Officer (DEO) will transfer the reimbursement fee in the bank account of schools after the verification. The information will be made public on the website.