In order to improve education infrastructure, theArvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi may double the fund allocation for education sector in its first budget.
In the run up to Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had promised to construct 500 new schools and 20 colleges in the national capital.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Education Minister, has also advocated improving teaching system in government schools.
According to officials, the allocation for education sector will be highest in 22 years.
The AAP government has also promised to provide education loan of up to Rs 10 lakh to students.
“The AAP Government wants to improve education infrastructure and in view this, more fund allocation for education is needed,” said a government official.
The increase in proposed allocation will be in line with the AAP’s political promises to upgrade education system in the national capital.
Sources said that health sector is also likely to see around 40 per cent increase in allocation in the budget which will be tabled on June 25 in the Assembly.