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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
16-December-2011 17:36 IST
Share of Centre-State Funds for RTE Act

In the 11th Plan the prescribed funding pattern for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme was approved on a sliding scale, such that the share of the Central and State governments would be in the 50:50 ratio in the terminal year, and thereafter. In respect of the NER States the funding was approved in the 90:10 ratio. However, taking into account the requirement of funds for implementation of the Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE), Act, 2009 the Government has notified a more favorable fund sharing pattern of 65:35 (90:10 for NE States) applicable from 2010-11. Several States like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Rajasthan etc. had requested for a higher Central share under SSA to implement the provisions of the RTE Act. Consequent upon notification of the revised fund sharing pattern from 2010-11 and sanctioning of the 13th Finance Commission award for elementary education sector, all the States/Union Territories are implementing RTE-SSA programme as per revised funding pattern.

So far States/UTS have notified the State Rules under the RTE Act, including five Union Territories which have adopted the Central RTE Rules. These States are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi,, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep. The States of Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal, Goa, Puducherry, Uttarakhand have not yet notified the RTE Rules and these States have been reminded to expedite the notification of the State RTE Rules.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

MV/GK