About the Directorate of Education
Government of NCT of Delhi


Vision of Directorate of Education  

‘Quality Schooling for All’ 

·       To impart free education to students from Class I to XII irrespective of caste, colour, creed, religion.

·        To provide facilities to teachers for teaching and updating their knowledge.

·        To  provide Elementary Education to children. 

Mission of Directorate of Education


Child Centred Education to facilitate
learning and thinking
for all round personality development of child

  • To enhance the literacy rate in Delhi.
  • To create awareness about cultural, heritage, human and moral values.
  • To make the students responsible citizens who may meaningfully participate in national effort.
  • To generate conducive atmosphere for over all personality development of the students.
  • To provide elementary education to the students.

 Clients of Directorate of Education  

Our clients are: 

(a)   Students & their parents.

(b)   Teachers

(c)   Head of schools

(d)   Other employees 

Types of services Being Provided 

(1)   Free education to all students.

(2)   Provision of languages Hindi, English, Urdu/Punjabi/Sanskrit/any other regional language.

(3)   Various streams at senior secondary level.

(a)   Science stream

(b)   Commerce stream

(c)   Humanities stream

(d)   Vocational stream (with various options)

(4)   Provision of Computer Education in large number of schools.

(5)   Provision of Yoga least three days in a week for each class.

(6)   Provision of S.U.P.W. activities. 

Education holds key to economic and social growth. Quality of life of an individual is also governed by the education. Accordingly, high priority has been accorded to education by Government. Sufficient funds are allocated to education sector in annual plans. 

The DOE has introduced various schemes schemes that are intended for the welfare of the students. 



  • To provide access of education to all children
  • To provide quality education to all students enrolled in our schools
  • To support education by providing books and financial assistance to all girls, meritorious and poor students.

OUTLAY (2006-07)
(Amount in Crores)





Gen. Education












 Welfare Schemes


  1. Free supply of text book

The objective of the scheme is to reduce drop- out and provide incentive for admission to those who can not afford to buy books. 

  1. Introduction of Primary classes in Govt. Schools

(Conversion into Sarvodaya schools) 

The main objective of the Scheme is to provide quality education to the children from Class I  to XII  under one roof as is being provided in the private public schools. Though primary education is the responsibility of municipal bodies, yet primary classes are also introduced in the existing schools to provide school education at one place. 

  1. Book Bank

The objective of the scheme is to help the students from economically weaker section of society financially by supplying them books to continue with their schooling. 

  1. Improvement of school libraries

The main objective of the scheme is to provide funds for purchase of books on different subjects and topics for school libraries. 

  1. Uniform subsidy

The objective of the on- going scheme is to help the students of economically weaker section of society by providing them subsidy for school uniform. 

  1. Free Transport facility of girls in rural areas

The objective of this on going scheme is to encourage girl students of rural areas to pursue their studies by providing them free transport facilities. Presently, DTC buses are provided in 07 villages of Districts North West A, North West B and South West B.

7.  Additional schooling Facilities in the Age Group of 11-14 years & 14-17 years. 

The main objective of this continuing Plan Scheme is to provide additional schooling facilities to the students of the age group 11-14 and 14-17 years by opening new schools, upgrading and bifurcating existing schools. 

  1. Capital Works for school Buildings.


Objective of this scheme is to provide Pucca/Semi Pucca building, porta cabins for schools with all basic amenities. Presently, 915 school are housed in 637 building. As a result around 300 schools run in double shifts. The effort of the Government is to house as many as schools as possible in single shift and tin-shed Schools are replaced by Pucca building or Semi-Pucca building or porta cabins. 

  1. Opening and strengthening or Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas.

       Objectives of the Scheme:- 

It is common knowledge that bright students from poor families are unable to realize their full potential because spirit of competition does not exist when they compete with mediocre students. To enable them to realize their full potential and to get best out of them, it was considered desirable to open Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in which talent would be nurtured and competitive spirit among bright boys and girls would be developed to their full potential. 

These bright students can not afford to pay huge sum of money as fees in public schools and these students can surely be an asset to the community and the nation if they are provided with guidance and the avenues within the affordable limits i.e. free education as per the Government school norms. 

10. Strengthening of correspondence courses 

A.      Patrachar Vidyalaya 

Objective of the Scheme: 

The main objective of the scheme is to cater to the needs drop-outs, housewives, personnel of armed or paramilitary forces who wish to continue their studies. Persons of these categories are enrolled in classes X to XII 

B.     Setting up of state open school Delhi 

In order to overcome the problem of those who have not taken formal education upto class XIIth and also to broad-base the spectrum of distance education, government has decided to set up State Open School in Delhi. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Society will spell out the objectives and functions of the society. The State Open School shall be set up on the lines of the National Open School, which will act as Resource Agency to operationalise it.

The society will offer a foundation course to the students in the age upto 14 years that would be equal to class VIIIth standard. 

  1. Educational Tour

 The objective of the scheme is to facilitate visit of students to places of historical and educational interest. At least 20 students should be available for an outdoor tour. One teacher will accompany every group of 20 students. In addition, one Supervisor is also allowed to oversee the tour. Actual bus fare (ordinary) or IInd class train fare is provided to the students. In case the journey is by train, actual ordinary bus fare from school to Railway station is also provided. One bus is allowed for a minimum of 40 students. An amount of Rs. 10?-, Rs. 15/-, Rs. 40/- and Rs. 50/- per head per day is paid for tea, break fast, lunch and dinner respectively. In addition, bus fare is also provided for Local tours.  

In case, the duration of local tour exceed 8 hours and 50 Kms. Both ways, an amount of Rs. 25/- per head is paid for lunch.

  1. School Extension Programme (Science Teaching, SUPW & co-curricular activities, EVGS, Population Education in Schools)


A.       Science Teaching

Objective of the scheme 

The scheme intends to improve and expand teaching of science at school stage. 

B.      Socially useful Productive work (SUPW) & Other Co-Curricular activities  

Objective of the scheme is:- 

1.      to prepare pupils for practicing and performing manual work individually and collectively.

2.      to acquaint children with the value of work and service in the community and develop in them a sense of respect for manual workers. 

C.      Education & Vocational Guidance 

Objective Of The Scheme:- 

The main objective of the scheme is to provide educational and vocational guidance to the students. It helps the students in selection of course/vocation according to their interest, aptitudes, abilities and personalities traits etc. 

D.      Population Education and Gender Sensitisation


i)                    To develop awareness and positive attitude towards population and development issues, among students and teachers.

ii)                  To create awareness about adolescent reproductive health among students, teachers and parents and developing healthy attitude towards sex and members of the opposite sex.

iii)                Sensitise students towards gender issues. 

  1. Vocational Education in schools

The  main objective of the scheme is to provide diversification. Of education opportunities so as to enhance individual employability, to reduce the mismatch between demand and supply of skilled manpower and to provide an alternative for those pursuing higher education without any particular interest. The national policy for those pursuing higher education without any particular interest. The national policy on education, inter-alia, emphasizes on ‘introduction of systematic, well planned and rigourously implemented programme of vocational education’. 

  1. Computer Education Programme.

The   world has become a global IT village, thanks to the increasing use of information and communication technology. It is necessary for our students to be prepared to face challenges thrown up for ever increasing use of IT on our daily lives. To introduce students to new technologies, we have set up computer labs in schools for computer based subject.


1.      To acquire basic knowledge and learn functional aspects of Computer Science.

2.      To understand the role of computer as science and art in the modern world.

3.      To learn problem solving techniques and develop skills for programming.


  1. State Awards to Teachers


Objective of the programme is to improve the quality of education of education, The service of meritorious teachers are recognized by awarding them a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- each and certificate of Merit. 

  1. g.I.a to s.c.e.r.t.

In the pursuance of the recommendations of the NPE 1986 and its programme of action, the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Delhi was established as autonomous organization on May 27, 1988. with the aim to provide academic support to improve the quality of school education in Delhi. The  memorandum of SCERT captures the charter of  its activities towards fulfilling its role. The objective can be summarized as under. 

  1. To function as academic advisor to the Govt. of Delhi formulation of education curriculum especially in the areas of school and teacher education.
  2. To undertake research and innovations in school education for improving education system and practice.
  3. To provide pre- service training to teachers upto elementary level of school education.
  4. To develop the curriculum and textbooks aiming at an all round development of the child upto elementary level.
  5. To develop, publish and disseminate instructional and supplementary materials for teachers and students at all levels of school education and for programme of adult and non formal education etc.

S even District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET’s) have created under the aegis of SCERT with 100% grant from MHRD, Govt. of India with specific focus on elementary education. 

17. Strengthening of Directorate of Education. 

            Objective of the Scheme 

The main objective of the ‘on going scheme’ is to strengthen the staff at the Headquarters in view of expansion of educational facilities in NCT of Delhi. 

18.       Strengthening of Inspection Staff 

            Objective of the Scheme:- 

The main objective of this on-going scheme is to provide additional facilities in terms of staff and other infrastructural facilities to all the Districts, to augment the inspectorate staff. 

19.             Strengthening of E.D.P. Unit 

The Department has a total strength of about 50,000 personnel comprising educationists and administrative staff. This number is increasing with the expansion of educational facilities by way of opening, upgrading of school every year besides bifurcation of co-education schools into boys and girls respectively both in the rural and urban areas. It is difficult to maintain record of schools personnel, students etc. manually. It is therefore, necessary to introduce computers in the department. 

20. Awards/ incentives to best students, schools & teaching staff. 

The scheme aims at inculcating a competitive attitude among the school teachers and the student for excellence in a academic field. The scheme proposes awards to the best school at state, district and zonal level and to teachers and students at zonal level. 



No. of Trophies

No. of Mementoes

No. of cash prizes

(Rs. In lacs) Total amt.


State Level School

01 (best performance ) 01(best up-keepment)





01@ Rs. 1 lac


01 @ Rs. 05 lac





Distt. Level School

12 for distt. 01 for aided


13 @ Rs. 50,000/-



Zonal Level School

School 28 for zone

01 for PVV


29 @ Rs. 21,000/-



Teacher/ Pr./-- Vice- Principal


28 from zone 01 from PVV 01 from aided sch”

30 @ Rs. 11,000/-




a)              10 each from 28 zone.

b)              from Aided School

c)         from PVVs

d)         Toppers of Delhi









300 @ Rs. 2100/-




10 @ Rs. 5000/-


 21. Welfare of Educationally Backward Minorities:-

(A)               Scholarship to Educationally Backward Minorities 

The objective of the scheme is to promote education among educationally backward minorities (muslims and Neo- Buddhists only). 

(B)              Assistance To Madarsas for Teaching English, Maths & Science 

Objective of the Scheme 

The objective of this scheme is to provide education in General Science, Maths & English to the students of class- Vth studying in Madarsa so that they can continue their studies in Govt. schools after completing religious education in Madarsa. 

22. Stipend to Girl Students 

Objective of the scheme is to promote education among girl students belonging to rural areas and JJ Colonies and retain them till their education is completed. 

23. Lal Bahadur scholarship to meritorious students  

The objective of the scheme is to give recognition and financial help to the meritorious students of economically weaker sections of society. 

24. Provision of Additional facility/ renovation works in various Building of  department

Objective of the Scheme:- 

Some part of office building of Directorate of Education is in dilapidated condition and their renovation is not possible with the normal maintenance funds. The renovation is essential to keep the building safe and usable. 

25. Coaching Facilities to the students. 


The objective of the scheme is to facilitate coaching and study camps for the weak students to improve their performance. Earlier, students of SC/ST/ educationally backward minority & weaker section of society were covered under this scheme. The facility of coaching is now extended to all students who has poor achievement level academically. 

26. Examination Reform for Quality improvement. 

Objective of the Scheme: 

The main objective of this Scheme is to strengthen Examination Branch, to conduct the CCEP examinations from class VI to XII, to prepare and distribute question bank, printing of term-wise syllabus and evaluation of common examination if conducted in vacations.  

27. Bhagidari in Govt. Schools 


The  objective of the scheme is to improve quality of education in Government Schools in collaboration with Public Schools, Public at large or N.G.Os.

28. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan 

Universalisation of Elementary Education in delhi 


In order to fulfill Constitutional Commitment, Govt. of India has launched Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan during 9th Five Year Plan. The objective of the programme was to bring out of school children in age group of 6-14 years into main education stream and provide elementary education. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and assistance under the programme was in the ration of 85:15 between Centre and State in 9th Plan. The main contents of this scheme are as under. 

Sector – nutrition 

1. Mid-day–meal Programme 

Under this programme, a nutritional support is provided to the children of primary section in Govt. schools & Govt. aided school with the objective to meet the nutrition deficiency, to prevent children form purchasing unhygienic food from the hawker during recess time and to reduce the number of absentees in the classes. 

2. Promotion of sports and Games Activities  

This ongoing scheme aims at promotion and improvements of sports and games in Delhi by providing opportunities and facilities to the young and talented players to learn, train and improve their standard in sports and games for bringing medals in Olympic, Asian and Common wealth games as well as at international and national level. Under the scheme, various regular activities / programs, coaching camps and other national and state level tournaments are being organized. The scheme also provides participation of players in National School Games, providing playing kits and sports material etc. 

3. Youth Welfare programme 

This continuing scheme envisages to inculcate the spirit of adventure, self-confidence amongst the youth of Delhi particularly school students and give them opportunities to interact and understand each others culture. It also gives them opportunity to know a lot about the flora and fauna of out country. By this programme, the school students also come to know about the natural vegetation, herbs etc. which helps them in promoting their studies level especially in science and social studies. 

4. Establishment of Delhi school of sports 

At present there are around 1150 Govt. and Govt. aided schools in NCT of Delhi. There has been tremendous increase in the number of participants of Delhi school students in school games. The aims and objective are as under:- 

1.      To improve general education with emphasis on sports.

2.      To create awareness about different disciplines of sports and provide suitable environment to choose one of his/ her discipline.

3.      To provide facilities for all round development of children.

4.      To provide facilities to excel in the chosen sports discipline. 

5. Cash incentive to the outstanding players/ sportsmen and Rajiv Gandhi state

     sports Awards 

Cash incentives to outstanding Players 

It has been observed that time and again most states confer cash awards to the outstanding players/ sportsmen belonging to their state, who participated in the various sports competitions and brought laurels for the state in the National and International level. 

The amount of cash incentive will be as follows:-  

S. No.

Name of the Game/Championship





For winning in Olympic & official World championship

5 lacs

3 lacs

2 lacs


Asian Games, Commonwealth Games,

Asian championship and Commonwealth championship

2 lacs

1 lac

0.5 lac


SAF Games

0.5 lac

0.25 lac

0.1 lac

 The rates of cash incentive for juniors and sub juniors are as follows:-



Name of event





World Championship

(i)                 Juniors

(ii)               Sub juniors














Asian and common wealth championship

(i)                 Juniors

(ii)               Sub juniors













 6. Rajiv Gandhi State sports Awards 

On the pattern of Arjuna awards given every year to the outstanding sportspersons of the country for excellence in various sports disciplines by the Govt. of India, Govt. of Delhi is also presenting awards to five outstanding sports persons in age group of 14 years and above in different disciplines for promotion of sports in Delhi. The award would be known “Rajiv Gandhi sate Sport Awards” and will carry a cash prize of Rs. 2 lacs, a citation and a befitting memento. 

This award will be given every year on 20th Aughust i.e. on the birthday of late Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi as a mark of respect for his affection towards sports. 

7. Financial Assistance to the outstanding Players 

It has been felt that a number of upcoming and talented players of Delhi state are selected to participate in various International tournaments / circuit tournaments but cannot afford to participate due to financial problem. 

It is proposed that such players will be provided financial assistance, in advance, to participate in International tournaments as per the approved rules and norms.  

8. Grooming of players for Asian Games and Commonwealth Games 

9. Best sports teacher Awards 

10. Development of play grounds, sports complex, swimming pools, Gymnasium
      halls etc 

11. Development of sports facilities in rural areas 

12. Grant- in- aid to sports associations