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Delhi may implement RTE act soon

The Delhi state government is planning to keep Rs 1200 crore for education for this year 2011-12. This will shoot the budget for education by 15-20%. There is a need to implement the Right To Education (RTE) on all private as well as government schools and hence needs enough money for the purpose.

Apart from allocating the high amount for education, the government has also decided to recruit 10,000 trained school teachers in the next few months.It is essential to hire a large number of teachers to ensure that the RTE is implemented at all government schools in its true spirit apart from reimbursing the money to private schools that will be spent on free education for children from economically weaker sections (EWS).

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit may also announce this while presenting the budget in the Delhi Assembly on 22 March 2011.As the government had made it mandatory for schools to reserve 25% of its seats for students from economically weaker sections, the government will be providing free education to around 50,000 students.However, Delhi is assumed to be the first state to implement the Act.

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