The state education dept pays RTE dues worth ₹6.36 Cr to schools

On Monday, the state education dept paid RTE dues worth ₹6.36 Cr to South Mumbai schools and ₹50.41 lakh to schools situated in the western division

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On Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) paid Right To Education (RTE) dues worth ₹6.36 Cr to schools situated in South Mumbai. Likewise, dues worth ₹50.41 lakh paid off to schools situated in the western division.

The education department cleared off the dues which were pending between 2015 and 2017 and in a way cleared the path for RTE admissions. In total, 15 schools received the dues through electronic clearance system.

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These schools received the dues


  • Beacon High School
  • IES Manik Vidyamandir
  • Billabong High School
  • KES International School
  • Laskhdham Playmate Pre-school
  • Gokuldham High School
  • Parle Tilak School
  • VPMS Orion School
  • Shri Bhaidas Dharshibhai Bhuta High School
  • Janakidevi Public School
  • Raigad Military School
  • City International School
  • Oxford Public School
  • Pawar Public School
  • Akshara International School

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What's the story?

As per the RTE act, 25 per cent seats are kept reserved for underprivileged students and related school fees and tuition fees are paid by the government to the schools. However, More than 8,000 schools have not got RTE dues of more than ₹800 Cr for the last four years.

Parents of such children made complaints as well with the education deputy director’s office. Acting on the complaints, the education deputy director served notices to 11 well-known schools, which mostly belonged to South-Mumbai, asking them to comply with RTE norms or else face closure.

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