The state government is not in favor of opening schools at present due to increasing cases of corona infection in the state. Education Minister Arvind Pandey said that the children should also be safe and the parents should not have fear, in view of this, the government will make a decision in the matter of schools only after the situation is normal. After the guidelines of the Central Government, a decision will be taken keeping the circumstances of the state at the center.
It is worth noting that Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had hoped to open schools across the country after August 15. Currently, corona infection has increased rapidly in the state. There is no such district where its cases are not coming out every day. In such a situation, opening a school and college can be risky.
Education Minister Arvind Pandey said that everyone is worried about the way Corona cases are coming up in the state. In such a situation, the health of the children should not be affected, it is the duty of the government. He said that the cases of Corona have increased, but the efforts of the government have kept the situation under control. Therefore, the decision on the schools will be taken only after the situation improves. Along with this, the Central Government Guidelines are also awaited. Then a decision will be taken keeping this in view of the circumstances of the state. When asked, he said that what the Union Human Resource Minister has said is from the perspective of the country.
DBT will be paid to schools under RTE
Under the Right to Education Act (RTE), the payment of funds to private schools will now be done through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer). Education Minister Arvind Pandey has given instructions to the Education Secretary in connection with the implementation of this system. Under RTE, 25 percent of students are admitted to private schools, whose fees and other expenses are paid by the government.
It owes the government about Rs 10 crore. Meanwhile, there were complaints that many schools got checks of dues, while many did not. In this, the fee facility has also reached a high level. In view of this, it has now been decided to pay the schools directly from DBT.