Dy CM asks dept HoDs to make blueprint on development
Directing departments to prepare and submit their action plans for the next three years, Delhi government on Tuesday decided to set-up nine working groups, headed by the heads of various departments. These groups, which can add officers from various departments in their teams, will prepare their action plans by mid January. The directions were given in a meeting of all department heads chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. HoDs were told that they can also take help from educational institutes, universities and experts from the civil society in their work.
The Planning Department of the Delhi government will monitor the entire process. Sisodia said every HoD should make a blueprint of where they want their department to be in three years from now. The HoDs should also make an estimate of how much money would be required for their projects and what other requirements would be there for implementation in decision making. The blueprints should include targets for six months, one year, two years and three years, the Deputy CM added.
Allowing free hand to education department for the reading project, the Deputy CM, in a separate meeting, asked the department officials to come up with ideas for better implementation of the “reading” project, which aims to improve students’ learning ability in government schools and assured them of full support of the administration. He said they can “think of anything for the effective implementation of the project and there is no lack of resources for this purpose”. Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, asked them to review the campaign and focus on training of principals and teachers.
“Do not think how will it happen. Your job is to make a demand. If you feel there is a need to train principals, tell us,” the minister said. Lauding their work, he told the officials that they were “the leaders of the campaign at the ground level”. The meeting analysed the performance of all districts. It was attended by additional directors, deputy directors and regional directors who discussed the effects of the campaign and strategy for improvement and effective implementation.
With the dy CM asking private unaided schools to maintain transparency in the whole procedure and fees charged, the admission process for open seats in entry-level classes of these schools was announced to start from January 2. “The Delhi government has just two expectations from private schools — transparency in admission process and fixation of fees on the basis of real expenses of schools. They should not earn profit from it,” he said at an event organised at a private school.