*Delhi cabinet takes key decisions to enhance the skills ecosystem and infrastructure to boost higher & technical education in the city

*13 Government Institutes and colleges merged and brought under the ambit of Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University

*College of Arts and Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management merged and brought under Dr. B.R Ambedkar University

*New World Class Skill Centre in Pushp Vihar

New Delhi 02.03.2021-The Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal today took decisions that will have far-reaching impact on the higher & technical education system in Delhi.

Among the significant decisions, the Delhi Cabinet decided to merge 10 Government Institutes of Technology, Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering (Wazirpur and Okhla Campus) and Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College (GBPEC) and bring them under the ambit of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU). This will streamline the skill education in Delhi.

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Delhi Government is committed to expand the skilling opportunities for our youth. These mergers will make the skilling ecosystem more efficient and raise the employability and skilling prospects of our youth.”

The Delhi cabinet has further approved the merger of Delhi University’s College of Arts, functioning under the Directorate of Training and Technical Education, and Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (DIHRM) affiliated with GGSIP University functioning under Directorate of Higher Education. Together they will now be part of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University.

Further, one more World Class Skills Centre at Pushp Vihar is being formed. With this, now 9 such centers will provide skilling opportunity for the students to raise their employment prospects in new and emerging sectors. Cabinet sanctioned Rs. 9.9 crores for the new centre and it is a part of the vision of Delhi Government to establish 25 World Class Skill Centres all over Delhi.

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*Delhi Cabinet approves child welfare schemes worth Rs. 185 crores*

*Approved Rs. 76 crores for scholarships to SC/ST/OBC/minorities communities*

*Rs.100 crore approved for Ladli Schemes for girl child*

*Rs. 7.1 crore approved for library infrastructure in schools*

*Rs. 2 crore approved for disbursal of equipment and aids to Children with Special Needs*

New Delhi : 02.03.2021-The Delhi cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal took major decisions to release funds for scholarships to SC/ST/OBC communities, funds under Ladli scheme, aid and equipments for children with special needs and augment library infrastructure in Delhi Government schools.

Cabinet approvals of Rs. 100 crores for the Ladli Scheme would benefit school going girls. The Ladli Scheme, implemented by Department of Women and Child Development since 2008 aims at promoting education among girls, reducing their drop-out rate and providing financial security.

Further, for different scholarship schemes for the benefit of SC/ST/OBC students, the Cabinet has also decided to release Rs. 75. 98 crores. These scholarship schemes include pre-matric scholarship, post-matric scholarships and merit scholarships for SC/ST/OBC/Minority students from Class I to XII.

To ensure education is accessible and inclusive, the Delhi Cabinet has also approved an amount of Rs. 2 crores for the Talent Promotion Scheme for Children with Special Needs and Children with Disabilities. Under the Talent Promotion Scheme, disbursals will be given to the Inclusive Education Branch of the Directorate of Education so that Government schools can acquire equipment/aids and support services for developing talent of Children with Special Needs.

To improve and secure valued library books in Delhi Government Schools, the Directorate of Education has also been given an approval by the Delhi Cabinet to procure 4178 Steel Almirahs, at a cost of Rs. 7.2 crores. These almirahs will be used in class libraries, which are areas of learning in each primary classroom of Delhi Government schools.

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*Delhi cabinet approves the sanction of Rs 49 crores for the construction of cultural complex “Kala Kunj”*

*Rs. 1.3 crore provided as an additional funds to Delhi Archives for archival maintenance*

New Delhi :02.03.2021-The Council of Ministers took decisions to improve the functioning of Delhi Archives. It approved funds of Rs 50 crores for construction and development of Delhi Archives buildings.

Delhi government is committed to preserve and enhance the art & culture ecosystem of the city. In 2020, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had laid the foundation stone for cultural complex “Kala Kunj”. It is a cultural space for the residents of Delhi who would be able to access digital records of historical archives and participate in cultural functions. A seed money of Rs. 3 crores has also been released to the Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), for the construction of this complex, in collaboration with Department of Delhi Archives.

Adding to the maintenance of more than ten crores archival records of the various governmental departments of Delhi, the Department of Delhi Archives, Delhi Government has been accorded a sanction of Rs. 1.32 Crore to strengthen the structural design to address any threat to life and property in Delhi Archives building, due to the lockdown during COVID-19.

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