• The YSRCP government paid the Best Available Schools arrears
  • The preceding TDP government that has not paid the arrears since 2017
  • Cleared arrears up to current academic year
  • Rs.50.31 crore sanctioned to Tribal Welfare Department
  • Release of funds to all districts
  • Deputy Chief Minister Pushpa Srivani revealed.

AP State Deputy Chief Minister Pamula Pushpa Sree Vani said the government had sanctioned funds to various districts to pay all the arrears incurred by the previous government under the Best Available Schools (BAS) scheme for tribal students. To this end, funds have also been released to the respective districts, she said.

Mrs. Pushpa Sree Vani said in a statement to media on Thursday that the government would have to pay fees to tribal schools for educating tribal students in private schools under the Best Available Scheme, but the previous TDP government had not even paid the bills for the scheme from 2017-18.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that all the arrears related to the BAS scheme have been sanctioned as the BAS scheme could not be continued due to this. As far as the Tribal Welfare Department is concerned, Rs 50.31 crore has been sanctioned for arrears from 2017-2018 to 2019-2020. Of this, Rs 4.13 crore is for Srikakulam district, Rs 3.14 crore for Vijayanagaram district, Rs 12.83 crore for Visakhapatnam district, Rs 2.10 crore

For East Godavari district and Rs 1.52 crore for West Godavari district, 0.98 crore to Krishna district, Rs. 4.40 crore to Guntur district, Rs. 2.37 crore to Prakasam district, Rs. 5.43 crore to Nellore district, Rs. 7.91 crore to Anantapur district and Rs. 2.08 crore, Kadapa district Rs. 1.47 crore and Kurnool district Rs. Pushpa Sree Vani revealed that Rs 1.90 crore has been released. She said that the BAS scheme is currently being implemented for students of 9th and 10th classes.

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