Delhi allocates highest budget ever Rs 16,377 crore for education

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The Delhi government on Tuesday allotted Rs 16,377 crore for education for the financial year 2021-22. The budget was presented by Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia and like the previous six years, education this time too will comprise “25 per cent” of the Rs 69,000-crore budget.

The AAP-led Delhi govt has been focusing a lot on education in the state. According to a statics, the education budget was Rs 1901 and Rs 2482 in the year 2012 and 2014 respectively.

There is a huge surge seen in education budget in last six years in Delhi. In 2015, it was Rs 9,863 crore, Rs 10,960 in 2016 and in 2017 it was 11,300 crore. The budget amount was again increased in 2019 to Rs 13,518 crore and last year it was Rs 15,815 crore.

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Also read: Delhi Education Budget 2021: Delhi to get first Sainik school and Delhi Model Virtual School

The state government will bring a new syllabus for classes Nursery to 8, with the establishment of a new Delhi school education board, and the establishment of 100 schools of excellence.

The state govt will also be designing of a “virtual model school” which would benefit students residing in any part of the country but want to get educated under Delhi’s education model.

Additionally, the government also plans to start the country’s first teachers’ university where teachers from across the globe will be trained.

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