Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has asked the education minister Manish Sisodia to give 80 percent reservation to students of the national capital in Delhi’s government aided colleges.
Mr. Kejriwal listed measures taken by his government, especially in health and education sectors.
He said Aam Aadmi party government achieves 100 percent literacy in the national capital.
CM said that he had been receiving complaints from students in Delhi about not getting admission in the city based colleges.
“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,” he said.
“I request Manish ji (Sisodia) to explore the possibility of giving reservation in 28 colleges which get aid from the Delhi government,” he said.
With high cut offs for admission many students complain of not getting seats.
Also students in Delhi have to compete with those who complete their class XII from outside national capital.
Mr Kejriwal said the ambit of the Delhi government’s education scheme to stand as a guarantor for students seeking education loan up to Rs 10 lakh has been expanded.
“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.