The Delhi government will use the services of retired principals and vice-principals to take care of the nodal centres, meant for Vishwas group students appearing for Class X board exams from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Vishwas group students are those who have repeatedly failed in classes IX and X. This year, the government has decided to set up 163 study centres in government schools under the Directorate of Education across Delhi, where regular classes will be held at these study centres.
Last year, each school had their own Vishwas group students and they attended regular classes. They had appeared as private candidates in the Class X boards and had failed in large numbers. Out of 163, as many as 34 nodal centres each for boys and girls will be initially set up which will coordinate all the activities related to the programme
So the retired principals/vice principals will be employed as co-ordinators and in-charge of the nodal centres. They will be employed on a contractual basis. Their duty will be to get the students registered with NIOS (online and offline), to monitor and maintain enrolment records. They will also have to keep in touch with the parents and counsel them and their wards to enroll in these study centres.