Delhi Budget allocates 2,482 crores for education sector


With the aim to improve the education sector and its infrastructure, Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister allocates Rs 2,482 crore to the sector in Delhi Budget. The budget has earmarked Rs 350 crore for construction of 20 new schools.

Out of total outlay of Rs 16,700, the allocation is approximately of 14.8%.

Teacher’s training- For enhancing the quality of teachers, training will be imparted to 20,318 teachers through State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). This will also improve the teaching environment in government schools. The government has also decided to bring up senior secondary schools for girls to encourage girl education in the nation.

An estimated cost of Rs 285 crore is set aside to establish a school of planning, architecture as well as design by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in East Delhi.

The setting up of National Institute of Technology Delhi (NIT Delhi) at Narela also looks positive with is as the process speeds up when 51 acres of land are made reserved for the Institute.

Further steps taken for the betterment of the students is that the government has recommended promotion of certain languages such as Sanskrit, Urdu and Punjabi. According to the Finance Minister Delhi is inhibited by a lot of linguistic communities and has four academies of Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi and Hindi. It is proposed to take up project based financial support to these academies in the current financial year.

The budget has also proposed establishment of a skill development centre under PPP mode. 37 acres of land has been acquired for the same, wherein approximately 15, 000 students will be trained every year based on the industrial needs.

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