Under Right to Education (RTE), the Chhattisgarh government has decided to provide free education to students in government schools till completion of higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) examination.
A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet held here on Wednesday.
Ministers Ravindra Choubey and Mohammad Akbar briefing the outcome of the meeting informed that as per present arrangement free education was provided to students till class eighth. Now the government had decided to extend it till HSSC, they said.
Apart from this, the students would also be benefited with free text books and school uniforms, they said.
The minister duo also informed that the cabinet also gave nod to setting up of a fee regulatory committee for monitoring fee structure in private schools in the state.
It will also dispose of the complaints of parents regarding the fee structure in private schools, they added.
The ministers also informed that the cabinet also decided to form a cabinet sub-committee to review the current policy for paddy procurement and custom milling.