Delhi Government has allocated Rs.1122 Crore for the development of education sector in its annual budget.

Last Updated: 2010-03-23T02:59:25+05:30

Delhi Government Allocates Rs.1122 Crore for Education Sector

New Delhi: According to the budget that was presented on Monday i.e. March 22, 2010, the Delhi Government has allocated Rs.1122 Crore for the boost of education sector. The education department revealed all its endeavors in this financial year, while announcing the budget.
As per the budget, the Delhi Government had established 8 new school buildings along with 1000 class rooms. In future also, the government aims to locate 17 new school buildings in 2010-11, although it has already established five new schools, while upgraded four and 13 more are still left. All Sarvodaya Vidyalayas are also seeking to conduct pre-primary classes.
The Education Department also indicated that the government will increase the subsidy of school uniforms in the next academic session. Now, all the students of 6th and 8th standard of the government schools (governed by Delhi government) are allowed to receive a subsidy of Rs.700 instead of Rs.500. For the students of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), there is also an increase in subsidy, that is, it might stretch to Rs.500 from earlier Rs.125 - Rs.200.
Under the new academic session, the subsidy will rise in uniforms and textbooks in aided schools not only for girls, but for boys as well. There is also an increase in the minority student's scholarship, by Rs.50.
Talking about study at the higher level, the Education Department further declared that the budget has also a provision of increasing intakes of students in the technical and higher education sector. This provision is for those institutions, which are affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). There are 16 institutes that have a capacity of 2,200 students will conduct second shifts in 34 higher or technical education courses. In addition to this, GGSIPU will soon start its new campus at Dwarka, whereas Ambedkar University will function from Kashmere Gate campus.
According to the budget, the institutions will be deposited their 25% of the fee of the second session in Delhi Higher Education Trust, which works to impart scholarships to the students from financially weaker sections. The Government has also made a contribution of Rs.1 crore for the Trust.
The expansion process of Delhi Technological University (DTU) has also been listed in the budget. Under the expansion process, 410 additional seats are adding now. The budget further mentioned the advancement of Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) to DTU.
- By Madiha Wasi
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