New Delhi: Delhi’s Education Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the Capital city will soon have its own school education board and is expected to be operational by next year.
Unlike other states, however, it will not be imposed on government schools.
Sisidia, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, said the board will be in sync with the reforms proposed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and the focus will be on continuous evaluation and not year-end exams.
“We have recently set up two committees to work on the proposed board as well as curriculum reforms. An ideal situation would be that we make it operational by next year. Initially, around 40 schools will be affiliated to the board, which could be either government or private,” PTI quoted Sisodia as saying.
“What happens in other state boards is that the private schools are free to make their choice whether they want to opt for CBSE, ICSE or state board, while government schools follow the state board. We won’t impose… It will be optional for government and private schools to be under the Delhi board. We want to make the board so enriching and useful, that there is a demand for it,” he added.
The ruling Aam Admi Party (AAP) had announced the plan to set up a separate board of education for the national capital in its annual budget in March.