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Jailtey’s Budget Allocates Rs 2,482 Crore to Education Sector

Jul 19, 2014 14:40 IST

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Delhi Budget of 2014-15 allotted Rs 2,482 crore to education sector. The amount this year is much higher than previous year when Sheila Dikshit government was allotted Rs.1, 901 crore for the same.

    Every year about one lakh students are admitted in the Delhi Government schools that leads to need for about 500 more schools. With the Right to Education Act, every child should get proper education and keeping the norms in mind Jaitley prepared the budget.

    The budget already encloses construction of new 20 schools with an expenditure of about Rs 350 crore in the next-term financial budget. The capital already has about 380 senior secondary schools for girls scattered across 68 Assembly constituencies throughout the state. The budget plans to build up more schools in the remaining constituencies of the state.

    The provision for teachers training is also available in which about 20,318 teachers will go through the training programme at the State Council of Educational Research and Training.

    This will help in improving the quality of education in schools. The government schools will also get better teaching environment and the focus will be eyed on the content of the course.

    Not only this, the Union Minister more adds that “Delhi inhabits 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 also includes set up of a Skill Development Centre under a PPP model. The allotment of 37 acre land for the centre was announced last year by former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit in the budget.

    Improvement of the sanitary conditions in government schools are prime necessity and the budget mentions special measures to construct, repair and bring up good functionally clean toilets in every government schools.

    This year Delhi budget for education is estimated to have about 14.8% of the plan outlay.

    DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

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