Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia today met former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and discussed plans to revamp the education system in Delhi.
Sisodia was accompanied by Education Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava, where both of them sought Kalam’s views on improving education in Delhi.
The AAP led government in Delhi has laid a special emphasis on improving the educational structure in the national capital since its return to power in the February 2015 State assembly elections.
Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, had earlier announced his government’s decision to implement a separate education board and chalk out a comprehensive course and curriculum for Delhi.
Sisodia had shared some of the plans for an overhaul in the education system during the Janta Ki Cabinet held in the heart of Delhi to mark 100 days of the AAP government in the capital. The Deputy CM had mentioned that 20,000 teachers will be employed within a year, issues of infrastructure will be taken care of, CCTV cameras will be installed to check students’ misbehaviour and also conduct of teachers, and even promised initiatives to provide soft loans to students for higher education.