Three-member committee to review policy on aided schools in Delhi

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New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): Following the directions of Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia, the Department of Education has set-up a three-member committee to thoroughly review the existing policy on aided schools in Delhi.

The Delhi Government provides grants-in-aid to 211 aided schools in the national capital, which receive a recurring maintenance grant of 95% of recurring expenses, said a government statement , adding that there is also a provision for non-recurring grants for contingency, rent, equipment, library, etc.

The committee will examine the relevant provisions of Delhi School Education Act & Rules (DSEAR ’73), and conduct an in-depth analysis of the issues involved, in order to recommend long term solutions in the best interest of students who are the prime stakeholders of any academic institution.

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The Committee constitutes of Amit Kaushik, former Director (Elementary Education), Ministry of Human Resource Development, as the chairman.

Shashi Kaushal, Special Director (Act-II), Directorate of Education, (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi)GNCTD, is the member secretary, while, Hemanth Pothula, Education Governance Task Force, Delhi Dialogue Commission is a member of the committee.

The Committee shall take meet a variety of stakeholders – direct and indirect – to seek their inputs, and will submit its recommendations to the government within a period of two months.

Concerned citizens and stakeholders may also write directly to the Committee [email protected] . (ANI)

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