1. Education holds the key to economic growth, social transformation and national integration.
2. The National Policy on Education formulated in 1986 and modified in 1992 aims to provide education of a comparable quality up to a given level to all students irrespective of their caste, creed residence or sex. It aims at promotion of a national identity, a sense of common citizenship and composite culture and strengthening national integration. It lays stress on the need for a radical transformation of the education system to improve its quality at all stages and gives much greater attention to Science and Technology. All children are proposed to be provided free and compulsory education up to 14 years of age. The Education Department earnestly endeavors to implement the policy.
3. Education Department in GNCTD is mentioned at Sr. No. 5 of Annexure of Allocation of Business Rules, 1993. The Department has been allocated the following work under these rules:-
(a) School Education
SCERT and DIET
(f) Grant in-Aid to scholars
and cultural organizations
Holding of entrance
examination of Rashtriya Military College and,
Youth & Welfare Activities
(i) National Cadet Corps
4. As per the Rule 4 of Allocation of Business Rules, 1993, Secretary of the Department is the official Head of Department.
5. The work allocated to the Education Department GNCTD, is implemented through various
organisations as follows:
a. Directorate of Education (DoE), GNCTD.
b. Universalisation of Elementary Education Mission (UEEM)
for implementation of Centrally Sponsored
Scheme of Samagra Shiksha.
SCERT & DIETs
(Grantee Society): for pre-service and in-service teacher
is also the State Academic Authority under
RTE Act, 2009.
d. National Cadet Corps
e. Education Department of Local Bodies (MCDs, NDMC, DCB & DSW)
The educational facilities at school level are provided in stages i.e. pre-primary, primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary level. Pre-primary and primary education is mainly the responsibility of the local bodies. Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary education is primarily looked after by Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi. Although pre-primary and primary education is mainly the responsibility of the local bodies, the Govt. of Delhi has converted its 449 schools into composite schools, now known as Sarvodaya Vidyalayas having classes from I to XII. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), though mainly concerned with primary education, is also running a select number of middle, secondary, senior secondary schools in its area at present. Apart from this, a number of private organizations receiving Grant-in-Aid from Government are also engaged in imparting education at all levels of schooling. Besides these, recognized unaided schools are also being run in Delhi by registered trusts and societies.