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MoS Ajay Bhatt clarifies on fee structure in Sainik Schools

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By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 3 Feb: Two Sainik Schools functioning under the erstwhile pattern of Sainik Schools have reported that representations have been received relating to fee structure prevailing in these schools. In order to reduce the burden and motivate the cadets of the Sainik Schools, the Government has made budgetary provisions for providing National Defence Academy (NDA) incentive to all the cadets joining NDA/Technical Entry Scheme/Naval Academy in the form of reimbursement of entire tuition fee paid by these cadets for classes XI and XII.

The remaining students are also given some assistance to the extent of availability of funds. The Government awards Defence Scholarship to wards of Defence Personnel including ex-servicemen, and Central assistance to those cadets who are awarded State Government scholarships, which further reduce the burden on the parents of these cadets. Further, in response to the representations received from parents of cadets, the Sainik Schools Society has instructed the Sainik Schools not to hike the tuition fee for the academic session 2020-21, during the Covid Pandemic.

Insofar as new Sainik Schools approved under partnership mode are concerned, these new schools are required to have transparent process of charging fees in accordance with prevailing provisions for fees regulations by the respective State/UTs. Under this new initiative, the Ministry will provide annual fees assistance of 50% of the fee (subject to an upper limit of Rs 40,000 per annum) for 50% of the class strength (subject to an upper limit of 50 students) per annum to class 6 to 12 students on merit-cum-means basis.

This information was provided by Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Gnanathiraviam S in the Lok Sabha today.