New Delhi, May 27: Delhi government has decided to appoint 9,000 teachers and set up 12 new schools across the city to enhance educational facilities for effective implementation of the Right to Education Act.
The government has also identified 10 more sites for setting up of new schools besides deciding to enhance existing infrastructure in over 50 schools.
Additional Education Director Sunita Shukla said that to augment educational infrastructure the department has constructed 529 new rooms in existing schools in 2010-11 for proper implementation of the RTE Act. The Act makes it mandatory for government to provide free education till class VIII.
"We have decided to set up 12 new schools and sites for another 10 schools have been identified," she told reporters here.
The government has already enhanced infrastucture in 127 schools as part of a project called Roopantar.
"At present, 14 lakh students are studying in Delhi government schools and government has decided to further enhance the infrastructure to ensure effective implementation of RTE Act," Shukla said.
On appointment of teachers, she said the cabinet has approved the proposal for creation of the new posts and process of appointment will commence soon. Currently, around 6,000 posts of teachers are lying vacant in Delhi government schools.