Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday asked Education Minister Manish Sisodia to explore the possibility of giving 80 per cent reservation to students of the national capital in the Delhi government-aided colleges.

Kejriwal also asked him to see if 80-85 per cent of guest teachers could be inducted from the national capital through a drive being conducted to appoint 9,000 teachers. This move would help generate jobs for the people of Delhi.

Source: b'Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi/ Source: PTI'

Interacting with volunteers through Google Hangout, Kejriwal listed measures taken by his government, especially in the health and education sectors and urged them to popularise the AAP dispensation's schemes.

 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asked Education Minister Manish Sisodia to explore the possibility of giving 80 per cent reservation to students of the national capital in the Delhi government-aided colleges.

Kejriwal also asked him to see if 80-85 per cent of guest teachers could be inducted from the national capital through a drive being conducted to appoint 9,000 teachers. This move would help generate jobs for the people of Delhi.

Interacting with volunteers through Google Hangout, Kejriwal listed measures taken by his government, especially in the health and education sectors and urged them to popularise the AAP dispensation's schemes.

Source: b'Source: PTI'

 At present, Delhi Technological University and the Indraprastha University give reservation to students domiciled in Delhi. Kejriwal said the ambit of the Delhi government's education scheme to stand as a guarantor for students seeking education loan up to Rs 10 lakh has been expanded.

"This scheme was applicable to students pursuing courses in colleges in Delhi. Now, they can take benefit of the scheme to study anywhere in the world," he said.

He, however, rued that the government's flagship scheme for providing free treatment in private hospitals was not being implemented properly.

"When I visited the hospitals, I realised that not all know about the scheme. I have told the medical superintendents to popularise this scheme," he said.

Kejriwal also demanded that the Centre waive farm loans and implement the Swaminathan Commission report. If the Centre can waive loans of industrialists, then it can also write off the debt of farmers. 

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