Chandigarh, July 1
11th Meeting of State Advisory Council was held today under the Chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator.
The State Advisory Council has been constituted as per the provisions of RTE Act to advice the Government regarding implementation of various provisions of RTE Act.
Education Secretary, Deputy Commissioner, Chairman CCPCR, Director School Education, Director Higher Education and other members of the Council were present.
The following issues were deliberated and decisions recorded:
(a) The outstanding EWS cost reimbursement payments of per child expenditure under the provisions of RTE Act should be expedited so that the due payment is released to private recognized schools without any further delay. In future the reimbursement process be streamlined to ensure seamless settlement of payments
(b) on the issue of income certificate for admission under economically weaker section category, Deputy Commissioner Office to review and amend the application form to ensure the benefits are availed by only by the eligible and the process becomes more transparent.
(c) It was also decided that there should be uniformity in the EWS admission process in the schools in UT Chandigarh. For this the Education Department will study the practices and procedures being followed by the Govt. of Maharashtra and the neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and and Delhi for admission procedures for the Economically Weaker Section. It was also decided that from the next session onwards online monitoring of admission across all school be established.
(d) The Education Department was also directed to develop a roadmap to meet the future needs of the departments/schools.
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