Kejriwal proposes 80% reservations in Delhi colleges

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked Education Minister Manish Sisodia if there is a possibility of giving 80 percent of the seats in the Delhi government-aided colleges to students of the national capital.

Kejriwal also asked him to see if 80-85 percent of guest teachers could be inducted from the national capital through a drive being conducted to appoint 9,000 teachers. This move would help generate jobs for the people of Delhi, reports PTI.

“Delhi is the capital of the nation. It belongs to everyone and all are welcome here. But the colleges being run with the money of Delhi’s taxpayers should have some reservation and students of Delhi should be given priority. I request Manish Ji (Sisodia) to explore the possibility of giving reservation in 28 colleges which get aid from the Delhi government,” he said.

Delhi Technological University and the Indraprastha University are the only colleges at present that give reservation to students domiciled in Delhi.

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The Delhi government’s education scheme to stand as a guarantor for students seeking education loan up to Rs 10 lakh has also been expanded, said Kejriwal ruing the fact that the government’s scheme of providing free treatments in private hospitals was not being followed through properly.

“This scheme was applicable to students pursuing courses in colleges in Delhi. Now, they can take benefit of the scheme to study anywhere in the world,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)