The expenditure incurred by schools for this is to be reimbursed on the basis of per-child expenditure by the state government. But over the years, there have been consistent complaints by parents that they have not been receiving free uniforms and books.
In 2017, the Delhi government had passed an order saying that private schools could effect an interim fee hike till the time their accounts are audited and it is ascertained that a hike is necessary to offset the seventh pay commission salary hike to teachers.
Delhi budget 2019: "Students scoring above 80% in class X in government schools will get computer tablets from the govt. Those in class XI and XII in RPVVs and schools of excellence will also get tabs," Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said
According to education department officials, Mission Buniyaad will be carried out in 2019 as well, because while there has been substantive improvement in learning levels, the outcomes are “not to satisfaction”.
It also asks schools for crucial information which is missing, such as details of the number of children given admission between 2016 and 2018, as well as the number of EWS applicants who were admitted.
On November 27, The Indian Express reported that more than 38,000 students in over 100 schools under the corporation are being forced to sit on the floor or on mats as there are no desks and benches in classrooms.