DoPT encourages expansion of ‘Sanskriti Schools’ for children of bureaucrats

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In a latest development, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), plans to open more Delhi-based ‘Sanskriti’-type schools in other cities of the country for children of civil servants.  This decision has been made keeping in mind the problem being faced by the officers who get transferred in the middle of an academic year and face a lot of difficulty for admission of their children.

Therefore, the Government, as a welfare measure should encourage and support the opening of Sanskriti schools, all over India.

The first Sanskriti School was set up in New Delhi in 1998 to cater to the needs of all India Central Services officers, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) — who come to Delhi on transfer. As many as 2,834 children study in this school.

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In view of the difficulty being faced, Lucknow has already given five acres of land for setting up a Sanskriti school. Similarly, in Shillong, ten acres of land has been earmarked by the state government for this purpose.

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