Delhi to get her own State Education Board
| Education Jagat - 01 Apr 2020

Setting up Delhi’s own education board, curriculum revamp, starting 5 new schools of excellence, a teacher training university, spoken English program for alumni of government schools and participation in PISA Test in 2024, are among the initiatives announced by the Delhi Government in its budget for 2020-21. In the budget presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a one-day session of the Delhi Assembly, the government has allocated Rs 15,815 crore to the education sector amounting to over 24 percent of the total budget. 
 “I propose to spend Rs 15,815 crore for the education sector in the financial year 2020-21, including Rs 443 crore for education-related schemes of various departments. This budget has a share of 24.33 percent of the total budget. Out of the total budget, a number of Rs 7,031 crore has been allocated for implementation of various programs, schemes and projects which is 24 percent more over Revised Estimates 2019-20,” Mr. Sisodia said in his budget speech. 
 Mr. Sisodia who is also the education minister said the government is mulling joining the PISA Test in 2024.
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