Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra on Tuesday released a "Postmortem Report" on education model of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government, saying that 46 per cent of education Budget has remained unspent by the Government.
Addressing the media, Chopra said that if the Delhi Government education model was applied in other States, then there too students will start leaving Government schools in hordes."Over lakh of children left Government schools in Delhi due to deteriorating standard of education in past four years. Illiteracy rate in Delhi has increased from 1.7 per cent to 3.4 per cent which clearly proves the declining standard of education in the Capital, which is very shameful," he said.
Former Congress minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said that when Congress came to power, the budget for education was Rs 866 crores which was raised to Rs 5,912 crore when Congress demitted power. "The education budget of the Kejriwal Government went up to Rs 26,577 Cr but out of this amount, only Rs 12,243.06 Cr has been spent in last five years," he said, adding that this is clearly exposes that the Kejriwal Government's achievements were confined only in newspaper advertisements to mislead the people.
Lovely alleged that the number of EWS students has come down from 25,000 to 19879. He said that during the Congress regime, 1,40,534 students studied in 12th Class, and the number has now come down to 1,14,176, which 18.75 per cent reduction.
Congress Spokesperson Mukesh Sharma slammed the Kejriwal Government for not filling the 500 vacant posts of principals in Government schools. "The AAP Government did nothing for sports in Delhi though when Congress was in power, 15 new sports complexes and 14 new swimming pools were constructed, besides opening coaching centres in 140 schools. But all these facilities have been shut down by the Kejriwal Government.