The Delhi State Cabinet has approved Rs. 64 Crore for the disposal of cash subsidy to close to 11 lakh students from Delhi Government schools and Government aided schools or their textbooks and writing material.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia stated that during such difficult times the Delhi Government wants to limit as much as possible the disruption caused to the education of children.
Assistance for children
The deputy CM while speaking about the financial plan stated that with the financial assistance, the government hopes to help the children to be able to purchase the study material and textbooks and be connected with their studies. He further stated that despite the financial constraints the necessary measures will be taken for the children so that their studies are not affected.
The Delhi Directorate of Education usually provides the textbooks and cash to the students through direct benefit transfer to the government schools from class 1 to 8 and cash subsidy to the students from class 9 to 12.
Financial transaction approved by Delhi Cabinet
Delhi Cabinet has also approved the financial transactions related to some of the important initiatives and it includes financial aid in the form of Direct Benefit Transfer to the government and aided school students for writing material and textbooks. The statement further adds that the funds have been allocated to the Delhi Bureau of Textbooks to publish and distribute the support materials, student diary, workbooks, material related to happiness curriculum, and mental maths.
The Delhi Government has approved the Rs. 64.37 crore for sustaining the expenses towards disbursement of cash subsidy for the students of the government and aided schools. The cabinet has also approved setting up a Project Management Unit for examining the fee hike proposal by the private schools on government land for 2018-19 and 2019-20.
An additional recurring expenditure of Rs. 30.05 Crore has also been allocated under the Free Supply of Textbook supplies and Material 2020-21. Under this provision, the supply of required material, workbooks, mental maths material, teachers' diaries including nursery and KG textbooks to the government and aided schools will be made by the Delhi bureau of textbooks.
The statement has also clarified that along with these financial schemes, the cabinet approved two NICSI empanelled firms to set up PMU with the Chartered Accountants to examine the fee hike proposal for private recognized and unaided schools on government land in Delhi which will enable faster disposal of the proposal for increasing the fee submitted by the schools for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic session.