XV - GENERAL EDUCATION Education holds the key to economic growth, social transformation, modernization and national integration. Plan proposals of Delhi have been formulated keeping in view the broad objectives laid down in the National Policy on General Education. Earnest efforts are being made by the Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi to provide educational facilities to every child. While improving the educational facilities quantitatively, adequate attention is also paid to improve the quality of Education.
The main emphasis in the 9th Plan 1997-2002 was to make education a vehicle to enhance the capabilities of the young generation of Delhi with special emphasis on mass-literacy, non-formal education, improvement of quality of education and vocational education.
I. DTE. OF EDUCATION
Financial Outlays Financial outlays for Ninth Five Year Plan 1997-02 & expenditure along with outlays for Tenth Five Year Plan 2002-07 and Annual Plan 2002-2003, 2003-04 and 2004-2005 are given in following table :-
9th Plan - (1997-2002))
10th Plan - 2002-07
The educational facilities are developed in stages i.e. pre-primary, primary, middle, secondary/senior secondary and university level. Pre-primary and primary Education is mainly the responsibility of the local bodies. Middle, Secondary and Sr. Secondary education is primarily looked after by Dte. of Education, Govt. of Delhi. Although pre-primary and primary education is mainly the responsibility of the local bodies, the Govt. of Delhi has converted its 343 schools into composite schools known as Sarvodaya Vidyalays starting from class I - XII.
Govt. has opened, upgraded and bifurcated number of schools during 9th Five Year Plan to provide easy access to students wherever it was necessary. The position of schools opened, upgraded or bifurcated during 9th Five Year Plan and Annual Plan 2002-03 and 2003-04 of 10th Five Year Plan is as under: -