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AAP Govt allocates Rs. 9,836 crore for education sector

The Aam Aadmi Party government has presented Rs. 41,129
crore budget with a major focus on education, health and transport sectors
besides allocating funds to provide free Wifi facility in colleges and
villages.

Presenting the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
said his government will put major focus on reforming tax collection system and
asserted that it will develop Delhi as a world-class skill centre and medical
hub.

Reaching out to the youth, he announced free wi-fi facility
in all colleges as the AAP government’s first budget saw a 106 per cent rise in
allocation to education sector.

The government allocated Rs. 9,836 crore for the education
sector out of which Rs. 4,570 crore was given under the plan outlay, an
increase of around 106 per cent over the last budget.

“This (increase) is probably a first in the country which
indicates our commitment to the cause of education. For us it is not
expenditure but investment,” Sisodia said.

He said the government was in the process of installing CCTV
cameras in all classrooms of government schools across Delhi to bring in
“transparency and accountability”.

“We are also trying to inculcate value in the education. And
education with skill and value. Fifty schools would be developed as model
schools in this regard,” he said.

Stressing on skill development, he said Rs. 310 crore has
been allotted for skill development and proposed the establishment of a skill
university, reported Hindu.

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