HRD

  • 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...
  • Continuing in office at PM's insistence, says Pallam Raju 25-11-2013 02:45 PM

    Union HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju on Monday said he is continuing in office at the insistence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and maintained that "there is a limit beyond which he cannot resist" creation of Telangana. Raju, a strong votary of united Andhra Pradesh who had submitted his...
  • 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...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pallam Raju, advises him not to act in haste 05-10-2013 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister M M Pallam Raju, who announced his resignation over division of Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi who advised him "not to act in haste". This is his second meeting with her in two days after being unhappy over the Centre's decision to...
  • 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...
  • 95 more seats added in NIT for deserving students after software glitch 28-08-2013 03:01 PM

    HRD Ministry has added 95 seats to the existing pool of the National Institute of Technology (NITs) for this year only to accommodate some deserving candidates who were denied admission in the B Tech programme due to a software glitch during the counselling process. These candidates were left out from...
  • 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...
  • Bihar: Mid day meal tragedy inquiry report blames school principal 19-07-2013 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: The inquiry report into the mid day meal tragedy in Chhapra in Bihar has blamed the school principal for the incident. The report, prepared by the Saran Police Commissioner, alleges criminal negligence by the school principal. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource. Twenty...
  • 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...