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Seats filled under EWS and DG by Delhi govt 3 times more than in MCD schools

Seats filled under EWS and DG by Delhi   govt 3 times more than in MCD schools
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NEW DELHI: The number of seats filled under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) in aided or unaided schools by the city dispensation is three-fold more than the seats filled in schools under the three municipal bodies, the Outcome Budget of Delhi government Monday said.

After the four-month-long focused campaign named "Mission Buniyad" was launched in April 2018 with the specific goals and exclusive activities to attain the goals, the Delhi government showed 17 per cent students who could read their textbooks and a 19 per cent increase in students who could solve fundamental level Maths problem. "The campaign "Mission Buniyad" helped improve the percentage of students who could read their textbooks from 48 per cent to 66 per cent and students who could solve a grade level maths problem from 54 per cent to 73 per cent," said Finance Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.

The outcome budget, which was tabled in Delhi Assembly, also said the number of admissions in private schools has witnessed a whopping 240 per cent increase since 2015-16. "The number of admissions in private schools as per the Section 12 of the Right to Education (RTE) Act has witnessed a 240 per cent increase since 2015-16," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

According to the outcome budget speech, at least 76 per cent seats have been filled in schools aided or unaided by Delhi government under the two categories, almost three times more than the schools under three MCDs. Also in the outcome budget, the Finance Minister said that Delhi government initiated a Nursery Class program in 2017-18 with 301 classes under existing government schools and the current classroom vs student ration has become 33:1 which means in an average.

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