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Free education at MCD schools

Primary education will be provided free of cost to every student studying in MCD schools, reports HT Correspondent.
None | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2008 11:28 PM IST

Students studying in MCD schools will not have to spend a single penny on their education. Mayor Arti Mehra announced this on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Day of the MCD.

Primary education will be provided free of cost to every student studying in MCD schools.

Not only this, to encourage more girl students to study, the civic body has also given Rs 200 to more than 4.5 lakh girl students in MCD schools. “We want to encourage more and more children to study and hence have taken this step. MCD will recoup this amount out of its own budget. We have spent Rs. nine crore on this and we would provide this amount in each of the ensuing academic session in future”, said Mayor Arti Mehra.

MCD has also recovered a record amount of Rs 1,000 crore as property tax for the financial year ending on 31 March 2008. “MCD has spent 50 glorious years in the service of citizens of Delhi and we will continue to contribute to it”, said Vijendra Gupta, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the MCD. According to the Leader of the House, Subhash Arya, various initiatives were taken by the MCD such as constructing the first women hostel in Rohini, construction of 28 storied Civic Center at Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg.

“Delhi became the first city in India to have an advertisement policy approved by the Supreme Court and environment friendly and economical CNG crematoria were created by us. We also launched a new software and GPS system,” said Leader of the House Subhash Arya.

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