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CM launches three education schemes

Free education for awarded students; loans18 Nov 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced launch of three education schemes: free education to all up to class 12th, loan for higher studies and free higher education to the students who have received some award.

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CM launches three education schemesArvind Kejriwal

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 17

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced launch of three education schemes: free education to all up to class 12th, loan for higher studies and free higher education to the students who have received some award.

The Chief Minister said that his government would impart free education to every child up to class 12 and keep under check the mushrooming of private schools by setting up state-run institutions that imparted quality education to poor children free of charge.

It was one of the assurances given by the Aam Aadmi Party in its election manifesto.

The AAP dispensation has completely changed government schools where the standard of education was earlier in a bad state, he claimed at the launch of a web portal for the 'Loan Guarantee Scheme and Scholarship'.

The scheme provides loans to needy students through banks and the government takes their guarantee.

The Chief Minister claimed that since the AAP formed government, there have been "revolutionary" changes which were being discussed globally and in the country.

"Earlier, the quality of government schools was deteriorating and the entire education sector, be it primary, secondary, colleges and technical, was moving towards privatisation. Fees of these institutions were so high that the common man could not afford them. Since we came to power, we have changed the wave of privatisation of education in the country," Kejriwal said.

He also said that people earlier did not "want to send their children to government schools" where the standard of education was bad.

"When honest politics, honest people came to Delhi (government), principals, teachers and officials did a wonderful job in the last two and a half years, due to which the results of class 12 of government schools were better in comparison to private schools this year," the Chief Minister said.

Kejriwal said, "We have prepared such a model where a child, whether from a poor or rich family, would get quality education free of cost.”

He also said that the loan will be returnable one year after the student completed his course. It will be returned in 15 years.

Sisodia to start workshops for students' parents

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will launch 'Parents Workshops' tomorrow from Sarvodaya Co-ed Vidyalaya, Sector 6 - Rohini. This is a first of its kind initiative aimed at sensitizing parents of children studying in government schools.

The government aims to engage parents towards making them partners in the education of their children. The workshops will be conducted from tomorrow in 10 schools on a pilot basis and then rolled out in 50 schools across the city.

Initially, the workshops will only be conducted for parents of children appearing for Class 10 and 12 Board examinations, at the school in the evenings. A full-fledged roll-out of this programme is set to take place from January.

Informing about the details of the scheme, the Deputy Chief Minister said, "The involvement of parents in the education of children makes a significant difference to their performance. Our government has worked on many fronts like improving school infrastructure and upgrading the quality of the classroom experience.”

Force to help police deal with women cases

18 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has decided to constitute a “Woman Protection Force (WPF)” to assist the police in woman-related cases and check illegal sale of liquor and other social ills in the national Capital.

CBI case registered against firms for criminal conspiracy

18 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case on a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs against private companies, NGO and and other persons for violation of FCRA 2010, criminal conspiracy, forgery, etc.

Anand Marriage Act implemented in Dadra

18 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

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Man held in four firing cases

18 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI:A 20-year-old man, allegedly involved in four cases of firing in Rohini, was arrested today, the police said.

EPCA lifts ‘emergency’ measures as quality of air turns better

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17 Nov 2017 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) today withdrew the ban on construction activities, entry of trucks and enhanced parking fees from across Delhi-NCR as air quality remained out of the 'emergency' category for the second straight day.

BJP seeks probe into environment fund

BJP seeks probe into environment fund

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:A delegation of the BJP led by its state unit president Manoj Tiwari and the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Vijender Gupta lodged their protest with the Lt Governor, Anil Baijal urging him for enquiry into non utilization of Rs 1,002-crore fund collected as environment cess.

Kejriwal approves 1,000 mohalla clinics

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:After a review meeting of the Delhi State Health Mission (DSHM), the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal approved the proposal to entrust the mission with the responsibility of management and setting up of 1,000 Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics in the city.

40 public services to be delivered at your doorstep from next year

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government today announced that it would roll out a scheme within three to four months to enable citizens to get 40 public services, including caste certificates and driving licence, at their doorstep.

Couple commit suicide in South Delhi

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:A 31-year-old man and his wife have allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves from a ceiling fan in Neb Sarai, South Delhi, a police official said today.

Child rights remain ignored, says nine-year-old activist

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Child rights remain ignored as there are none to promote them and the children themselves are not given much attention, a nine-year-old activist today said.

Cong leader’s brother shot dead in Palam

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:A local Congress leader's younger brother was shot dead in the Palam area.

Two incidents of fire reported

17 Nov 2017 | 12:56 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out on the second floor of Nirman Bhawan today, an official of the Delhi Fire Services (DSF) said.

Govt prepares short-term plan to tackle pollution

Govt prepares short-term plan to tackle pollution

16 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: Under attack from the Opposition for not spending a single penny in 2017 out of the Rs 787 crore collected as environment cess, the Delhi Government on Wednesday said it has prepared a one-year short-term plan to tackle air pollution, an official said.

25 children rescued, reunited with families on Children’s Day

16 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: The crime branch on the occasion of Children’s Day reunited a large number of rescued children to their families. Twenty five children were rescued from the New Delhi Railway Station.

LG urged to reconsider hike in parking charges

16 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has urged the Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal to "reconsider" the hike in parking charges effected to tackle alarming pollution levels, holding the move was proving to be counterproductive.

Is Lt Governor not ‘disrupting’ an elected govt, Kejriwal wonders

16 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused Lt Governor Anil Baijal of encouraging officers to hide files from his Cabinet colleagues and wondered if the LG was not "disrupting" the elected AAP government.

Minister inaugurates halfway homes for women in Rohini

16 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam today inaugurated Nav Kiran-I and II, halfway homes for women who are treated with mental illness, at Sector-3, Rohini, during a function organised by the Department of Social Welfare.

CISF conducts feedback survey at eight airports

16 Nov 2017 | 12:37 AM

NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has conducted a passenger feedback survey at eight airports (Bangaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati, Hyderabad and IGI, Delhi) for a period of 30 days.

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