Private educational institutions to get land for schools in hill areas of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government will provide land on lease to reputed private educational institutions to help them open schools in the hill areas.

PTI| Updated: Oct 20, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

Dehradun: Uttarakhand government will provide land on lease to reputed private educational institutions to help them open schools in the hill areas of the state which lack educational facilities, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Tuesday.

Rawat asked officials to prepare an action plan in this regard and provide educational institutions not only land but also other facilities required to run schools in remote hill areas like drinking water, electricity and communication systems, an official release here said.

The announcement was made at a meeting of education department.

However, educational institutions willing to open their campuses in the hill areas will have to fulfil certain conditions to acquire government land on lease for the purpose.

They will have to reserve 30 per cent of the seats in these schools for the wards of state government employees and locals, besides allowing the state government to determine the fee structure for the reserved seats.

Another condition for giving land on lease to these institutions will be appointment of locals to clerical and fourth grade posts in their schools, the release said.