Delhi govt schools to hold PTMs for the first time on July 30

  • New Delhi, IANS
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2016 18:42 IST
Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday that the first-ever parents-teachers meetings (PTMs) will be held in Delhi government schools on July 30. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT photo)

First-ever parents-teachers meeting in Delhi government schools will be held on July 30, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Delhi government has decided to hold the parents-teachers meetings (PTMs) twice every year in schools run by it.

“This is the first ever PTM being held in government schools, that too on such a large scale. So far, the PTMs were not held in government schools at all. But now the PTM will be held biannually in government schools,” said Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Not revealing the amount, he said that the government sanctioned separate budget to organise PTMs in nearly 1,000 schools run by it.

“Welcoming teams have been formed to look after the parents during the meeting. Separate budget allocation is also made to organise to the PTMs,” he told reporters here.

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“The focus of the PTM will be to encourage one-to-one communication between parents and teachers. The parents should celebrate the occasion as it is being held to improve the quality of education in schools,” he added.

He also urged the parents to give feedback and share the grievances during the meeting.

Sisodia also announced that on every Friday between 12pm and 1pm, the education officials would be available at their offices to meet the parents and register their complaints or feedback.

During the PTM, the government will also apprise the parents about the initiatives taken by the government to improve the quality of education in its schools.

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