With barely a few months to go for the assembly polls in the city, the Delhi government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences for managing and maintaining a residential school for SC/ST/OBC/minorities and orphans.
The residential school, to come up at Issapur in southwest Delhi, will be functional from this academic session itself and will have 300 students to start with.
“This school will be managed by the Kalinga Institute and a MoU has been signed for this purpose between the secretary of the institute and the principal secretary, welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities of Delhi in the presence of chief minister Sheila Dikshit,” said a senior Delhi government official.
“The proposed branch of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences will start functioning from this academic session. A total of 1,200 children belonging to the poorest and underprivileged section of society in Delhi will be prepared in due course to become useful citizens of the country,” said Dikshit.
The institute will maintain and operate the school for 15 years starting from 2013 on a no-profit no-loss basis.
The family income of eligible students should not be more than R2 lakh per annum. The school will provide boarding, lodging, education, books, stationery and also take care of health needs of the students.