The funds under Right to Education (RTE) are really creating headlines as the govt has failed to make a uniform distribution across all the districts. As per information, some districts have received 100 percent grant, while in other districts, it has been 50 and 25 percent and the rest of the money has been stopped. The RTE admission process has already started, but still schools are yet to receive the funds.
Hence, the school directors have decided to stop admission, till the funds are released. Due to this, the RTE Foundation would resort to hunger strike in Azad Maidan from Monday. The RTE funds for Nagpur district are pending from four years. In the year 2017-18, Nagpur district had received 50 percent funds. In 2018-19, 28.5 percent and in 2019-20 and 2020-21, the government has not provided any money. At the same, in Kolhapur, Solapur, Aurangabad and Jalgaon except Vidarbha, the government had given 100 percent funds. And in the 2018-19 they received 50 percent funds. Thus, the RTE foundation has demanded that the funds should be released immediately. Also, the process of funds distribution should be made convenient and the Central and State government grant should directly be credited into the accounts of the school.