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3. Schemes for primary education.-

(1) It shall be the duty of every local authority to provide for compulsory primary education for children ordinarily resident within its jurisdiction, and for this purpose it shall, from time to time, submit to the State Government such proposals in the form of a scheme as it may think fit providing for such compulsory primary education in the whole or any part of the area within its jurisdiction for children of such ages and up to such class or standard as it may decide.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the State Government may, at any time, call upon a local authority to submit to it within such time as may be specified a scheme for compulsory primary education in such area within the jurisdiction of the local authority for children ordinarily resident therein, and of such ages and up to such class or standard, as the State Government may specify.

(3) The scheme submitted under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall be in such form as the State Government may specify and shall contain the following particulars,-

(a) the area in which primary education shall be compulsory;

(b) the approximate number of children to whom the scheme will apply, classified according to age and mother-tongue;

(c) a list of existing approved schools and the schools, if any, proposed to be opened for the purpose, classified by languages in which instruction is given or is proposed to be given;

(d) the number of teachers already employed and the additional staff proposed to be recruited;

(e) the recurring and non-recurring cost of the scheme; and

(f) such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(4) The State Government may, after making such inquiry as it may consider necessary, sanction with or without modifications the scheme submitted by the local authority under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2).

Delhi Primary Education Act, 1960 Back

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