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Ramp Up Government Schools to Provide Quality Education
AAP is committed to improving the standard of government schools so that all citizens of Delhi have access to high quality of education. Every school will have sufficient functional toilets built, especially for girls. A sufficient budget will be given at the discretion of the principal for lights, fans, blackboards and other essential infrastructure. Teaching and learning infrastructure including computers and high-speed Internet connectivity will be made fully functional in every school. Number of DTC buses will be increased in order to service private schools so that it cuts down on the wait times at regular DTC bus stops. Seventeen thousand new teachers will be hired to maintain full staff strength at government schools.
Project Updates

  • Delhi is the 1st state in the Nation to give Principals the power to appoint Cleanliness Manager at a salary of 25k.
  • He has only one job - get the school cleaned in&out and upload pictures/videos daily on an app. Implications of this app is that every morning Sisodia will know the exact no. of malfunctioning school toilets, the exact no. of out of order tubelights across 1000 schools etc.

  • Delhi is the 1st state in the Nation to ban census duty, election duty and polio duty for teachers.
  • They will never miss classes due to these activities

  • New School Management Committees have been formed and those already existing have been strengthened.
  • Elections have been conducted in 1009 SMCs, and training is being given to SMC members by NGOs.
  • The active involvement of SMCs is being encouraged in various school activities such as monitoring of sanitation, ensuring utilization of funds, and preparation of school development plans.
  • Moreover, a Parental Feedback Survey has been initiated (beginning with 54 model schools) in order to obtain parents' inputs and engage them in the process of their children's education.

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  • Learning Performance Assessment of 3 lakh students has been conducted across 950 schools, in conjunction with the NGO Pratham. Learning enhancement classes are accordingly being held to improve students' performance.

  • 54 model government schools have been selected for a transformation program in conjunction with NGOs.

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  • School heads have been empowered to hire retired government officials (below the age of 65 years) as Estate Managers on a contractual basis, as well as other ministerial staff to free teachers from non-teaching activities

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  • Recruitment of more than 9,000 permanent teachers in fast track online mode started to ensure teachers are in place by the academic year 2016-17.

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  • Sanctions have been issued to construct 8000 new classrooms, and to ensure functioning toilets, drinking water and other basic facilities in all government schools.
  • The process of installing CCTV cameras in government schools is underway.

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  • Capacity building programmes and leadership training programmes for heads of government schools have been conducted in association with SCERT and NGOs.

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