26% Budget Allocation To Education : Delhi Government in Educative Mode
NEW DELHI: The State Government of Delhi displays its action mood in Education sector by allocating 26% of the state budget to education this year. In toto the allocation earmarking Rs 13997 Cr. This seems to be an unprecedented development in the history of Delhi governance since it appears to be higher than most states in the country. Last year the state government allocated around 23.5% – of the budget.
Thanks to the Delhi Finance & Education Minister, Manish Sisodia, who presented the budget in the assembly on Thursday. The Minister said that the government was working on a “trickle up model” of growth, empowering its workers and teachers to move the economics. To that end, he also announced Rs 5 lakh’s fund for each of the School Management Committee members of its schools during the year in order to work on the reforms on their own. The required reforms would include small construction or upgrade projects, helping teachers get aids or employing resource persons on their level to help assist their kids – without having to go to the government or the Directorate of education. All funds for school development are approved and allocated by the Department Of Education only.
As a sequel of the announcement, Mr Sisodiya also intimated that the government wants to install around 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras across its schools. Around 150-200 CCTVs will be connected to each of the schools. The benefits through the cameras the parents will have the facility to watch their kids study in the classrooms through the live streaming.
The camera connectivity will be allocated Rs 175 crore as per the estimation out of the educational budget. As per the Minister, Delhi Government is planning to facilitate upgrading of staff rooms and access of tabs to each teacher. He said the tab will help teachers keep a track of the progress of their children and reduce workload that comes with sending updates to the DOE.
Delhi Government has also earmarked Rs 10 crore to conduct self-defense classes for the government school girls. Along with this The Minister also informed of allocating an amount of Rs 15 crore to Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights which in order to carry out ranking of all schools within the periphery of the State.
There has also been an impetus for sports activities in Capital have also been supported with an allocation of Rs 35 Cr for ‘Mission Excellence’ and ‘Khelo Tarakki Karo’ schemes towards the excellence in sports. For carrying out sport events another amount of Rs 20 Cr has been announced by Mr Sisodia.