The Delhi Cabinet has approved several important proposals related to financial provisions related to education. This includes sending funds for textbooks and stationery to the students of government and financially aided schools through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer). Also, the Delhi Bureau of Text Books is published with publications, student diaries, workbooks, Khushi curriculum. 30.05 crore rupees have also been approved for the publication and distribution of related material, mental maths etc.
Apart from this, the cabinet has also approved the setting up of PMU (Project Management Unit) by private schools built on government land to investigate and dispose of the proposal for fee increase for the years 2018-19 and 2019-20. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that in such difficult times, the Delhi government is making every effort to remove every obstacle in the education of children. He hoped that through financial assistance given to children, all children will be able to buy study material and textbooks and will be well connected with their studies. Despite financial constraints, we will make every effort for our children so that their education is not damaged.
Every year, the Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi, provides textbooks and financial aid to the students of government and aided schools from first to eighth grade through DBT. Students of classes 9 to 12 are given funds for books and stationery. For this year, the Delhi government has approved financial assistance of Rs 64.37 crore for the students of government and aided schools.
In addition, an additional recurring amount of Rs 30.05 crore has been allocated under the ‘Free Distribution of Textbooks and Materials 2020-2021’ scheme of Delhi Government. Under this, the Delhi Bureau of Text books will supply supporting materials, workbooks, mental maths materials, nursery and KG workbooks and teacher diaries to government and aided schools.
In addition to these financial provisions, the Cabinet has approved setting up of PMUs for two firms of reputed Chartered Accountants nominated NICSI to examine the fee hike proposal of recognized private schools on government land in Delhi. This will help in speedy resolution of the fee increase proposal submitted by schools for the session 2018-19 and 2019-20.