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Delhi Budget 2016: Education likely to get top priority

Delhi’s AAP Government may make education the focus of its budget to be presented on Monday

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Publish Date: Mar 27 2016 7:03PM | Updated Date: Mar 28 2016 12:04PM

Delhi Budget 2016: Education likely to get top priority

Delhi’s AAP Government may make education the focus of its budget to be presented on Monday. 

 
According to a report that appeared in ‘The Times of India’, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may allot nearly 25 percent of the plan expenditure in the budget to education. 
 
In 2015, allocation was 24 percent and focus was given on building classrooms, model schools, and better school infrastructure. 
 
This year, government will add to objective of "quality education", under which funds for the teachers and principals training may rise from the existing Rs 9 crore to over Rs 100 crore. 
 
Government's aim of providing vocational education for students from Class IX onward will be backed by budgetary support that could increase from the present Rs 12 crore to over Rs 150 crore this year. 
 
Step will help students to earn twin certification in vocational course and academics of their choice at the time they complete Class XII.
 
Total non-plan and plan allocations this year, may go up to more than Rs 45,000 crore from the Rs 41,129 crore provided in last year’s budget. 
 
Revised budget estimates at the end of the year stood at Rs 38,000 crore, at the end of the year.