Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today joined the bandwagon to demand 90 per cent Central funding for at least two plan periods for implementing the Right To Education (RTE) Act in the state.
Patnaik met HRD Minister Kapil Sibal here and also demanded that 11 districts, including those affected by Naxalism, should be considered special category districts at par with northeastern states for the purpose of all schemes of HRD Ministry.
"I have demanded that the Centre-State share should be in the ratio of 90 to 10 to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act at least for two plan periods," he told reporters after the meeting.
Patnaik's demand comes a few days after similar demand was made by chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Patnaik said Orissa has made concerted efforts for improving the educational infrastructure at all levels and for enhancing the technical skills and capabilities of its human resource.
He said about half of the state is hit by poverty and Left-wing extremism. The population in these areas require special efforts and there need to treat these districts on a par with northeastern states and other hill states, he said.
Sibal assured Patnaik that all the issues would be considered favourably. Sibal said efforts will be made to minimise the burden on the state.
Naveen Seeks 90 Percent Central Funding For RTE Act
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