Delhi govt allocates over 15,000 cr for education sector

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Manish Sisodia

Motto to take education sector to next level, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia in a one-day Delhi Assembly session allocated Rs 15, 815 crore to education sector. The allocation is over24 percent of the total budget, which is one of its own kinds.

The Delhi government had decided to set up own education board, revamping curriculum and starting 5 new schools of excellence. They also decided to commence teacher training university, spoken English programs for alumni government schools.

In the budget speech, Sisodia said,”I propose to spend Rs 15,815 crore for the education sector in the financial year 2020-21, including Rs 443 crore for education related schemes of various departments. This budget has a share of 24.33 per cent of the total budget”.

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“Out of the total budget, an amount of Rs 7,031 crore has been allocated for implementation of various programs, schemes and projects which is 24 per cent more over Revised Estimates 2019-20,” Sisodia said.

Sisodia also confirmed that the government is mulling joining the PISA Test in 2024.

Manish Sisodia also said, the government may start a new scheme to provide newspapers to students, which can develop their communication skills.

He also said special classes were organised, in which, 40,000 students developed spoken skills in English.

The Delhi government has also decided that the school health scheme will be launched from next year. Around Rs 22 cr has been proposed for the health scheme.

For the new board, the govt has proposed Rs 62 cr.

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