Provide 90% aid in centrally sponsored Education schemes: Dotasara

Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dotasara demanded 90% contribution of the central government in the centrally sponsored schemes related to the education sector to promote quality education in the schools of the states and strengthen the Sainik Schools. Dotasara made the demand while representing Rajasthan at a meeting of the Board of Governors of Sainik School Society held at Manikshan Center in New Delhi on Friday.

Dotasara said that keeping in view the meager financial resources of the states, the financial burden of the remaining 10% should be left on the states. The structure and quality of schooling can be improved with the help of this financial support by the centre. The contribution of the centre and the states in the centrally sponsored schemes used to be 90:10 in the past. But now it has been reduced to 40:60 by the central government, which has considerably increased the financial burden on the states.

After the meeting, Dotasara informed that on the instructions of CM Gehlot, Sainik School will be started in Alwar after currently operational schools in Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan. The minister added that the maximum scholarship amount is also provided to the students by the state government and the help given by the centre is very less.