Delhi Cabinet okays over Rs 64 crore as cash subsidy to about 11 lakh students for textbooks

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The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday authorized over Rs 64 crore for disbursement of cash subsidy to about 11 lakh students of Delhi authorities and aided faculties for their textbooks and writing materials.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who additionally holds the schooling portfolio, stated in such a tough time of the coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi Government desires to restrict the disruption brought about to the schooling of kids as a lot as doable.

“Through financial assistance, we hope all our children will be able to purchase study material and textbooks and be connected with their studies. Despite financial constraints, we will do everything we can from our side for our children so their studies are not affected,” he stated.

The Delhi authorities’s Directorate of Education anually supplies textbooks and cash by means of direct profit switch (DBT) to faculty students of presidency and aided faculties in lessons one to eight and cash subsidy to students of lessons 9 to 12.

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“The Delhi cabinet approved the financial transactions related to some key initiatives. It includes financial aid in the form of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the government and aided school students for textbooks and writing material,” an official assertion stated.

Besides, funds have been allotted to Delhi Bureau of Textbooks to publish and distribute help supplies, pupil diary, workbooks, materials associated to happiness curriculum and psychological maths, it stated.

“The Delhi Government has approved Rs 64.37 crore for incurring expenditure towards disbursement of cash subsidy for the students of government and aided schools. In addition to that, the Cabinet also approved the setting up of Project Management Unit to examine fee hike proposal by private schools on government land for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20,” the assertion added.

Under ‘Free Supply of Textbook supplies and Material 2020-2021’, an extra recurring expenditure of Rs 30.05 crore has been allotted.

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Under this provision, provide of allied materials, workbooks, psychological maths materials, instructor diary together with nursery and KG textbooks to the federal government and aided faculties can be made by Delhi Bureau of Text books (DBTB).

“In addition to these financial schemes, the Cabinet approved two NICSI empanelled firms to set up PMU with reputed Charted Accountants to examine fee hike proposal of private recognized unaided schools on government land in Delhi. This will enable faster disposal of the proposal for fee hike submitted by the schools for the session 2018-19 and 2019-20,” the assertion stated.

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