The details of grants-in-aid provided by Central Government to Sanskriti School during the last three years and the current year, year-wise are as under :-
Amount (Rs. In lakhs)
2010-11 (till date)
Grants to Sanstriti School have been given for capital works only. Grants-in-aid under reference were given to Sanskriti School for construction of Annex block in the premises, which have been fully utilized by Sanskriti School for the said purpose. Utilization Certificates have been received from Sanskriti School and annual accounts of the school for 2007-08, 2008-09 have been audited by the Chartered Accountants. In their opinion, proper books of accounts have been maintained and the Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account are in agreement with the books of accounts.
Grants-in-aid were given to Sanskriti School after obtaining the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance and with the approval of the Cabinet. The question of obtaining approval of the Ministry of Railways does not arise.
Sanskriti School has reserved 60% of its seats to cater to the wards of the officers of the Government including Railways. There are no other special benefits given to the employees of the Ministry of Railways.
Admissions for nursery classes in Sanskriti School are made as per the guidelines of the Government of NCT, Delhi. Further, 60 percent seats are reserved for the wards of Civil Services/Defence Cadre and Allied Services, 15 percent for the wards of the economically weaker sections and 5 percent for the wards of the staff.
For all other classes the admissions are restricted to the wards of Central Government Servants coming on transfer to Delhi. In their cases, the admissions are based on performance in the entrance test, and vacancies available in respective classes.
Government is finalizing a policy/guideline for setting up Sanskriti type schools in other parts of the country.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.