A new Delhi Scholarship scheme has been introduced under the ‘Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha’ scheme. According to this, 1,000 students in schools will be provided a Delhi scholarship of Rs 5,000, according to a statement.
Students of Class 9 of government, govt-aided and recognized schools of Delhi, who have secured 60 percent or more marks in their previous class, will be eligible to appear for the scholarship examination, it said.
This is a significant step for our government to promote outstanding and talented students. These pupils are the future of our country, they will become future scientists, engineers, doctors, and architects and will make our nation proud, Kejriwal said.
Students belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, physically handicapped, other backward classes categories will be given a relaxation of up to five percent of marks.
The government has also instructed to “fully digitized the education department, for which the Cabinet has approved procurement of nearly 1,200 computers, multi-functional printers and UPSs for all schools, branch offices, and district offices, according to the statement.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said that the time saved in official work by going digital will be better spent teaching children.
Digitization plays an important role in easing the workload at the office. Through digitization, a lot of reporting work gets streamlined, and teachers, principals, and officers can focus their energy on quality education. Every moment saved in doing official work will go into the teaching of children, Sisodia said.