New Delhi: Stricter scrutiny of teaching,
regular monitoring to assess students` learning graph and
steps to protect interests of parents and teachers are some of
major recommendations made by a Delhi government-appointed
high-level committee to suggest ways for bringing reform in
The committee headed by former Delhi Chief Secretary
Shailja Chandra submitted its report to Chief Minister Sheila
Appointed in April last year, the Committee was tasked to
suggest amendments in the Delhi School Education Act and Rules
1973 to enhance educational infrastructure as well as improve
standard of education in city schools.
"A series of recommendations have been made by the
Committee to further improve standard of education in the city
schools. It has particularly focused on improving teaching
standards and monitoring of students` learning graph," a
senior official said.
He said the committee has suggested a new concept of
conducting school inspections with the primary focus being on
the learning outcomes of children.
The committee consulted a wide range of stakeholders
before finalising the recommendations in three volumes.
Dikshit conveyed her gratitude to the committee for
submitting the recommendations with an aim to facilitate
purposeful amendments in the Act and related rules.
"The committee has also sincerely tried to understand the
difficulties being faced by parents and teachers and suggested
a set of steps to protect their interests. It has also
suggested specific roles for school management," the official
Dikshit said the government will study the report and
take all appropriate actions at the earliest.