To encourage more educational societies to open schools in the Capital, the process of awarding recognition to schools will now be made easier and transparent.
Education minister Arvinder Singh said schools applying for recognition will now be able to track the movement of their application online. Education department officials will have to regularly update the status of the file.
Of 100-150 applications received every year, only 10-15 finally manage to get recognition. “The files are often not cleared by officials at the lower level. We have now changed the system,” the minister said.
Instead of going to the office of their area’s deputy director, applicants will now have to apply at education department’s head office. “Documents will be verified then and there and the file will be sent to the deputy director for physical verification,” Singh said.