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Mysuru: Minister for school education and literacy B. C. Nagesh On Saturday October 22 said that neither he nor Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has any involvement with the DPI circular allowing the school development and monitoring committee (SDMC) to collect a monthly donation of Rs. 100 from the parents of each student enrolled in government schools.

The donations are intended to improve the school’s infrastructure and solve issues with paying guest teachers and other expenses.

Speaking to mediapersons here, he said, “DPI Commissioner had issued the circular based on the recommendations made by SDMCs. The commissioner has the power under the constitution to issue these circulars without informing the concerned Minister. It is not mandatory for parents to give a donation. However, we will withdraw the circular right away if it is found to have been misused.”

“The RTE Act includes a provision that allows local donations to be gathered for the development of the school. RTE act is a good act. It was brought by the Congress government led by Siddaramaiah. Therefore, Siddaramaiah should not immediately engage in politics regarding this circular now,” he added.

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