New Delhi: In order to overhaul the 28-year-old education system, Delhi government has formed a high power committee to identify the lacunas in the Delhi School Education Act-1973 and suggest measures to upgrade the facilities and functioning of the existing education system.

The committee headed by former chief secretary Shailaja Chandra would have to draft a new Act by combining the best of 1973 Act and Right to Education Act (RTE) - 2009.

Delhi School Education Act-1973 was prepared to keep a tab on the basic structure of education, methods of education, roadmap of opening schools and fixing salary of teachers in Delhi.

With the passage of time, though Delhi became a hub of education, school education is still being governed by the guidelines enshrined in the 28-year-old Act.

Time and again, private school managements have also been raising voice against the Act. The biggest objection of private schools is the recommendation that fixes same salary structure for teachers in private and government schools.

JPN/Bureau