New Delhi: The Delhi government has come up with a novel initiative to provide additional facilities to reserved category students studying in over 2,000 government recognised private schools of the national capital.

Previously, the facilities like allowances, scholarships, money for books were provided to reserve category students of government institutions. The initiative will help reserve category students of private institutions avail similar facilities.

Based on the directives of the Delhi government, the Directorate of Education has sent a circular to public schools to send a list of students studying under reserved category so that they can receive these benefits as early as possible.

Deputy Director (Planning), Directorate of Education, BL Yadav said that there should not be any difficulty in providing the list of students. The government will not charge money from the schools for the process.

“This move will benefit students who are studying in public schools under 15 percent reserved category. Public schools provide relief in fees but rest of the requirements like uniform, books, etc are charged,” he said.

The SC/ST/OBC Commission along with minority commission receive funds from the government for these students under reserved category.