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Posted at: Jun 9, 2019, 7:58 AM; last updated: Jun 9, 2019, 7:58 AM (IST)

Only 23 persons availed education loan under govt scheme

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 8

According to the Outcome Budget of the Delhi Government released on Friday, only 23 people availed loans under the government’s Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme in the last financial year. 

The government had expected that 50 students would avail loan under the scheme.

“A corpus of Rs 15 crore has been deposited in Vijaya Bank as fixed deposit. Students are not interested in taking loans because they have to repay it. There are other schemes where the students are being given financial assistance and they are opting for it,” the government said.

The government had set a target of 200 applications, but it received 139 applications under the scheme in 2018-19.

The Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme is for students who wish to pursue diploma or degree-level courses or specified skill development courses in Delhi and have done their Class X and Class XII from Delhi.

For 2019-20, the government has set a target of installing CCTV cameras in 350 schools. The government installed 520 cameras in 130 schools in the last financial year, even though it had set a target of installing CCTV cameras in 100 schools.

Over 7.87 lakh students had benefitted from the government’s Happiness Curriculum which was started last year for around eight lakh students starting from Nursery up to Class VIII in all Delhi government schools.

The government’s scheme to organise sports events and activities for Assembly constituencies did not take off.

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