HRD Ministry

  • Kendriya Vidyalayas to have 5-day school a week for classes I to V 28-01-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: Students of classes I to V at Kendriya Vidyalayas will have five-day school week from the coming academic session. A decision in this regard was taken at the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Board meeting on Tuesday after a committee set up to look into the issue favoured implementation of...
  • Three years on, RTE objectives yet to be achieved: HRD Ministry 22-01-2014 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Even three years after the ambitious Right To Education (RTE) came into force, nearly 20 per cent of government schools are yet to have professionally qualified teachers, according to a study conducted by the HRD ministry. The study for 2012-13 revealed that the percentage of professionally-educated teachers in...
  • Aakash 4 tablet approved by HRD Ministry, will be out by January next year 28-10-2013 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: After much deliberation, the Union HRD ministry has given the go ahead to its ambitious Aakash 4 project, and a cabinet note seeking permission for the production of the low-cost tablet is expected soon. Under this proposal, HRD plans to procure over 22 lakh tablets at a cost...
  • Yogendra Yadav sacked from UGC for being a member of the AAP 18-09-2013 10:23 PM

    Activist Yogendra Yadav was on Wednesday sacked from the UGC for being a member of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party as the government said his association with the apex body of higher education may give a scope for its "future politicisation". He was served a show cause notice on September...
  • I'll not step down from UGC: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on HRD's notice 05-09-2013 02:07 PM

    New Delhi: Psephologist and senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party Yogendra Yadav on Thursday said he will not step down from the University Grants Commission. He clarified that the showcause notice was not served to him by the UGC but by the Human Resouces and Development Ministry and signed...
  • Mid-day meal tragedy: Saran administration failed to take corrective action, says report 26-07-2013 09:19 PM

    An HRD Ministry report into the mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar has suggested emergency medical plan to avoid such incidents as it blamed the Saran district administration for failing to take corrective action despite being informed about its performance in handling the scheme. The report also criticised the district administration...
  • Mid day meal tragedy: School playground turns into a graveyard 19-07-2013 08:07 PM

    Chhapra: The playground of the primary school in the village of Dharmasti Gandawan near Chhapra, about 60 km from Patna, has turned into a graveyard after three of the 23 children who died after consuming poisonous mid day meal were buried there. "When there are no children then what is...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-07-2013 11:57 PM

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  • Is it time for a national audit on the quality of food served in mid day meals? 18-07-2013 10:44 PM

    In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, HRD Minister Pallam Raju said a new committee has been set up to look into the quality of the mid day meals served to students in schools. ...
  • Mid day meal tragedy: Mass grave in school premises marks families' anger, grief 18-07-2013 09:51 PM

    Chhapra: Till Tuesday the school playground in which children used to play has been turned into a graveyard. Families of the children who lost their lives after eating mid day meals in Chhapra are now burying their kids in the premises of the Dharmatalli government primary school. Gomtidevi is inconsolable;...
  • News 360: HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about hygiene issues with mid day meals 18-07-2013 09:02 PM

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. ...
  • HRD Ministry raised hygiene issue in mid day meals with Bihar 18-07-2013 07:40 PM

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at schools in...
  • Did Bihar government ignore HRD Ministry's warning on mid day meals? 18-07-2013 07:22 PM

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at schools in...
  • Mid day meals: HRD Ministry says it had warned Bihar government 18-07-2013 07:17 PM

    HRD Minister Pallam Raju says that a few months back 12 districts in Bihar were warned over the hygiene issues in mid day meals. Raju added that Saran, where 23 children died after eating mid day meals, was among the districts. ...
  • Mid day meal: Bihar denies receiving any warning from HRD Ministry 18-07-2013 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Bihar government has denied receiving any warning from the Ministry of Human Resource over mid day meals served in schools in the state. The HRD Ministry had reportedly in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state....
  • HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about hygiene issues with mid day meals 18-07-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at...
  • Datawind expects to complete Aakash tablet supply by month-end 08-04-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Datawind, supplier low-cost Aakash tablet to the government, has said it expects to complete delivery of 1 lakh units of the device by end of this month. "We expect to complete supply of around around 70,000 units by end of the week. Rest of the units will be...
  • Govt must accept the blame for Aakash tablet: Ivor Soans 04-04-2013 06:40 PM

    The much-touted Aakash tablet project has been plagued by massive production delays, technical and delivery hitches. There have been complaints about its low memory, frequent system freezes and low-quality display and sound. So is this another of those showcase government projects gone wrong? joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on...
  • UbiSlate 7Ci: Non-subsidised Aakash 2 tablet available at Rs 4,499 12-11-2012 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: While the HRD Ministry is offering the low-cost Aakash 2 tablet to Indian students at a subsidised price of Rs 1,130, the same device is also commercially available for purchase at Rs 4,499. The commercial version of the Aakash 2 unit is branded as UbiSlate 7Ci. The UbiSlate...
  • Low-cost Aakash 2 tablet launched in India at Rs 1,130 11-11-2012 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Datawind in association with the HRD Ministry has launched Aakash 2 - the new version of India's low-cost tablet Aakash, which was trashed by both users and reviewers for its poor performance. The new Aakash 2 tablet is available at a subsidised price of Rs 1,130 for Indian...
  • Pending HRD bills will be passed soon in Parliament: Tharoor 04-11-2012 10:37 PM

    Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor ha said that a number of pending legislations pertaining to HRD ministry will be passed during the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament despite possible opposition from some Congress MPs. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he said a lot of persuasion will...
  • Higher education in the country uneven: Tharoor 02-11-2012 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resources Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor on Friday rued that the quality of higher education in the country was "extremely uneven" and prescribed specialised training by institutions to its recruits as one of the solutions to bridge the gap. Speaking at the 2nd...
  • Will build on Kapil Sibal's work: New HRD Minister Pallam Raju 28-10-2012 03:48 PM

    The former junior defence minister Pallam Raju has got a promotion. He is the new Human Resource Development Minister. Speaking to reporters, he said that the reshuffle had rectified the representation of Andhra Pradesh in the Cabinet. He added that it was time to strengthen the party base in the...
  • 35 per cent teaching posts in 15 IITs vacant 02-12-2011 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: Around 35 per cent of teaching posts are lying vacant in 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with 212 faculty members taking early retirement in the last decade, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. "Approximately 35 per cent of the teaching posts are presently vacant in 15...
  • Confusion over OBC quota: SC hearing today 01-07-2011 07:04 AM

    new Delhi: The Supreme Court will decide on admission norms for OBC students in central institutions on Friday. The admission season is on and the confusion over execution of the 27 per cent OBC quota has popped up again. The Supreme Court will give its decision today on the criteria...
  • Kapil Sibal dismisses Hazare's allegations 18-04-2011 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Asserting that Anna Hazare's allegations against him have no "factual basis", HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, one of the five ministers nominated to the joint committee to draft Lokpal Bill, on Monday termed as "patently false" the statements attributed to him. Without naming Sibal, Hazare had written a letter...
  • Veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh dies 04-03-2011 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader and former Union Minister Arjun Singh, who had served in various capacities including as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, died on Friday. He was 80. Admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) some days ago with chest pain and neuro problems, Singh complained of...
  • HRD Ministry rejects plan for hike in IIT fee 21-01-2011 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry has refused a proposal seeking a four-fold increase in fees of undergraduate courses at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal termed the proposal of huge increase from Rs 50,000 a year to Rs 2.5 lakh a year as a...