Over 100 pc increase in education Budget

With the highest ever, over 100 per cent increase in education sector, the AAP government aims to develop skill development university as well as incubation centres in colleges to promote research.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said education is the first priority of the government. In all Rs 4,570 crore is proposed in 2015-16 for the education sector.
“It is more than 106 per cent more than the last year’s expenditure of Rs 2,219 crore. It is for the first time in the country, any government has doubled the outlay on education,” he added.

The city government plans to give two certificates to every student when he passes class 12 – one will be passing certificate and the other for skill education.

Also free Wi-Fi services will be provided in all colleges and rural areas during 2015-16. “The agenda of the government is to provide modern facilities and infrastructure in all 1,011 government schools. And some 50 schools will be developed as model schools with modern facilities and infrastructure,” Sisodia said.

There is also a proposal of 236 new government schools to be constructed. “Every classroom in all the government schools will have a CCTV camera,” he added.
“To reduce student to teacher ratio, nearly 20,000 regular teachers will be recruited by the year-end.”

The city government also plans to launch a higher education and sill development guarantee scheme where students can get education loan up to Rs 10 lakh without any collateral or margin money.

“The Delhi government is working to set up a Skill University for vocational and skill development diploma and degree courses. An amount of Rs 310 crore has been proposed for promotion of vocational education,” he said.

To encourage sports activities the AAP government has launched the ‘pay and play scheme’ under which a common man can avail the facilities in government sports complexes and stadia on nominal user charges.

The Budget also proposed to open three new ITIs in Ranhola, Chhatarpur and Bakkarwala and five Polytechnics one each in North, North East, Central, New Delhi and West districts of Delhi.

The city government plans to upgrade Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology into a university. It will enhance the student strength from 3,000 to 12,000 over a period of five years.

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