Delhi Govt approves 64 Crore cash subsidy to about 11 lakh students, financial aid via DBT

Delhi Cabinet has approved Rs. 64.37 crore for disbursement of cash subsidy to about 11 lakh students of Delhi Government and aided schools for their textbooks and writing material. Funds to students through Direct Benefit Transfer says.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 13, 2021 10:15 IST
Delhi Govt approves 64 Crore cash subsidy to about 11 lakh students, financial aid via DBT
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The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Rs. 64.37 crore for disbursement of cash subsidy to about 11 lakh students of Delhi Government and aided schools for their textbooks and writing material. Delhi's Directorate of Education (DoE) which anually provides textbooks will disburse cash through direct benefit transfer (DBT) to school students of government and aided schools in classes one to eight and cash subsidy to students of classes nine to twelve.

"The Delhi cabinet approved the financial transactions related to some key initiatives. It includes financial aid in the form of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the government and aided school students for textbooks and writing material," an official statement reads.

In addition to that, the Cabinet also approved the setting up of Project Management Unit to examine fee hike proposal by private schools on government land for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20.

"Funds have been allocated to Delhi Bureau of Textbooks to publish and distribute support materials, student diary, workbooks, material related to happiness curriculum and mental maths", PTI report adds.

Under 'Free Supply of Textbook supplies and Material 2020-2021', an additional recurring expenditure of Rs 30.05 crore has also been allocated.

"Under the provision, supply of workbooks, mental maths material, allied material, teacher diary including nursery and KG textbooks to the Delhi government and aided schools, will be made available by the Delhi Bureau of Text books.

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The Cabinet on Tuesday also approved two NICSI empanelled firms to set up PMU with reputed Charted Accountants to examine fee hike proposal of private recognized unaided schools on government land in Delhi. The decision aims to enable faster disposal of the proposal for fee hike submitted by the schools for the session 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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