Free schooling for children of cancer, HIV patients
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The basic education officer has also been instructed to regularly review the students admitted under the category and ensure that the seats vacated due to drop-outs are filled up soon. The officer will also have to put the details of payment made to the schools against the education of these students online.
The arrangements will be implemented by the state government from the academic session 2013-14. The publicity of the scheme will be done two months in advance of the beginning of the session, said the order.
Under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, every child of the age of six to fourteen years has a right to free and compulsory education in a neighbourhood school till completion of elementary education. Under the Act, 25 per cent seats in private schools are to be reserved for the children belonging to weaker and disadvantaged sections of the society, the cost of which is to be borne by the state and central governments.
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