Number of rooms should be basis of school recognition: Delhi Education Minister

Meri News
News Dated: 
29-Sep-2016

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia said that number of rooms should be basis of school recognition rather than requirement of a certain area of land. He was addressing a large gathering of 500 schools at the 'State Conference for Budget Private Schools'.

While agreeing that the existing land norms are creating huge problems for the recognition of budget private schools, Sisodia said to solve this problem number of rooms available in a school should be made basis of recognition.

During the conference, he stated that if a school has 12 rooms, then the schools may run one section each till class 10. The Deputy CM's announcements have a potential of providing immediate relief to about 1400 schools in Delhi.

The Dy. CM also agreed on the proposal to form a policy review committee comprising of educationists, academicians and experienced teachers to collaboratively work on the issues faced by the budget private schools.

The conference was organised by National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), a national association of budget private schools, in collaboration with Delhi Independent Schools Alliance (DISA) and Coordination Committee of Public Schools (CCPS) in the capital on Wednesday.

At the conference, small school owners raised their problems of running schools in Delhi. The minister acknowledged the problems faced and promised that all possible measures to be ensured for the betterment of the education sector.