School reforms panel submits report
The Review Committee on the Delhi School Education Act and Rules 1973 (DSEAR–73) submitted its report to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday.
The committee, which was constituted in April 2011, has “tried to understand the difficulties and suggested a set of steps to protect the interests of parents and teachers and role of the school management''. Further, it has also suggested a new concept of conducting school inspections with the primary focus being on the learning outcomes of children.
The report was submitted by committee chairperson and former Delhi Chief Secretary Shailja Chandra. The other members of the committee were Abha Joshi and Manish Kumar Gaur, a legal expert.
The committee was mandated to examine all issues related to DSEAR-73 and difficulties being faced because of the new circumstances that emerged after implementation of the Act nearly 40 years ago.
A statement by the Delhi Government said the committee consulted a wide range of stake holders and finalised its recommendations in three volumes after taking into account the views presented by a large number of persons associated with the field of school education in Delhi.
Ms. Dikshit said the committee has submitted recommendations with an aim to facilitate purposeful amendments to the Act and related rules. She said the Delhi Government would study the report and take all appropriate actions at the earliest.