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Delhi approves plan for SC/ST residential school

Keeping an eye on the 2013 assembly polls, Delhi government is all set to revive its proposal of building a first of its kind residential school for SC/ST/OBC/minorities’ students.

The school would come up in association with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed on Thursday between KISS and the Delhi government. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was present on the occasion.

‘The proposed school will start functioning from this academic session where 1,200 children belonging to the poorest and underprivileged sections of the society in Delhi will be nurtured to enable them to join the mainstream,’ Dikshit said.
The school will come up at Ishapur in Najafgargh in southwest Delhi.

Initially, 300 students will be admitted from Class I to III.  The number of students would grow up with the upgradation of classes year after year, the chief minister informed.

According to the MoU, KISS would maintain and operate the school at Issapur for 15 years beginning from 2013 on a no-profit no-loss basis.
The family income of students will be considered eligible for admissions should not be more than Rs 2 lakh per annum.     
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