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Aims and objectives of the organization


As per Section 42 of DMC Act, 1957 (with the DMC (Amendment) Act, 1993), it is an obligatory function of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to provide free and compulsory primary education to all the children of age group 5-11 years residing in its jurisdiction. The aim of the Education Department of Municipal Corporation of Delhi is to bring every child in the age group of 5+ to 11 years to school. Keeping this in mind, Corporation has opened primary schools in its area in such a way that every eligible child can seek admission by covering walking distance from the place of his/her residence. Every year, the department conduct house-to-house survey to find out non-school-going (out-of-school) children and facilitate their parents/guardians to enrol such children in the nearby schools. In this important programme, co-operation and assistance of the public and Parent Teachers Association is also sought.



Mission / Vision

The National Policy on Education, 1986 (Revised and Enlarged in 1992) envisages an unqualified priority to Universalisation of Elementary Education. The Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education Act, 2009 has further revitalized the importance of elementary education and responsibility of Education Department. The thrust in elementary education is, therefore, on

universal enrolment and universal retention of children up to 14 years of age;


a substantial improvement in the quality of education;

Provision for education to Children with Special Needs;

Imparting special training to out-of-school children and bring them into mainstream; and

Preparation and maintenance of records of each child from 0 to 14 years of age.

The objective of the RTE Act, 2009 are being pursued vigorously by MCD. Various projects/programmes and welfare schemes have been launched to give impetus to achieve the educational goals and also to serve as an incentive to the children of weaker sections with a view to minimise drop-outs and absenteeism.



Brief history and background for its establishment

The Delhi Municipal Corporation came into existence in 1958 when the erstwhile Delhi Municipal Committee and different local bodies were merged. The Corporation a creation of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957, (be hereinafter referred to as the Act), has jurisdiction over the entire area of Delhi except certain areas falling under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Committee and Delhi Cantonment Board.


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