RTE

  • SC upholds constitutional validity of Right to Education Act May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, which mandates that 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Act will not...
  • Minister heckled over admission of EWS students to private schools February 7, 2014

    Opposition Congress and ruling BJP members on Thursday heckled state Education Minister Kedar Kashyap in the Chhattisgarh Assembly seeking early implementation of reservation for EWS students in private schools. Congress legislator Amit Jogi and BJP MLA Devajibhai Patel had questioned Kashyap on the issue of 25 per cent reservation for admission...
  • Minister heckled over admission of EWS students to private schools February 7, 2014

    Opposition Congress and ruling BJP members on Thursday heckled state Education Minister Kedar Kashyap in the Chhattisgarh Assembly seeking early implementation of reservation for EWS students in private schools. Congress legislator Amit Jogi and BJP MLA Devajibhai Patel had questioned Kashyap on the issue of 25 per cent reservation for admission...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack of...
  • Kendriya Vidyalayas to have 5-day school a week for classes I to V January 28, 2014

    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 January 22, 2014

    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 government...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show October 15, 2013

    As we bring down the curtains on 'No Country for Children' Campaign- we get a special CJ show from Gorakhpur- the epicenter of encephalitis epidemic, to put focus on this deadly disease that has consumed the lives of many children. Plus, we bring you the best of 'No country for...
  • CJ Show: Fight for the RTE of our children September 29, 2013

    Mohammed Anzar has turned to CJ to fight for the right to education of the children living in a locality known as bhalaswa colony in Delhi. He is exposing the lack of will of the mcd in opening the much needed new schools ...
  • The CJ Show: Gandhi Jayanti Special September 29, 2013

    This week's CJ show celebrates the undying spirit of Father of the Nation. Ahead of Gandhi jayanti, we are taking forward the no country for children campaign with CJ stories from across the country. While children from a Madhya Pradesh School complain of poor infrastructure facilities, others suffer from non...
  • CJ Show: Fight for my childs RTE September 2, 2013

    CJ Ruksana's daughter is suffering for cerebral palsy-a neurological condition affecting the brain and nervous system. She wants to educate her, but the government school in her locality refuses to admit her daughter. Watch her story as she requests the authorities to make special arrangements for differently-abled children. ...
  • Karnataka: Over 34 per cent seats lying vacant under RTE August 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Lack of proper implementation of RTE has affected the students in Karnataka with over 34 per cent of seats including 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, lying vacant in the schools in the state. One of the reasons for the seats lying vacant remains that many parents and students from...
  • CJ Show: Children denied an education May 27, 2013

    The heart-rending story of recovered child drug addicts denied school admission because of their past. ...
  • Citizen Journalist Special on Right to Education May 27, 2013

    For this week's education special, CJ reporters scour the nation for stories of education denied, student activism, and more. ...
  • Delhi HC verdict on nursery admissions challenged in SC May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court verdict that the Right to Education (RTE) Act is not applicable to nursery admission in unaided private schools has been challenged in the Supreme Court. An NGO, Social Jurist, has approached the apex court, saying that the high court erred in law in holding...
  • Most states to miss RTE deadline, but extension unlikely March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Government on Saturday ruled out extending the deadline beyond March 31 for schools to meet RTE requirements even as it conceded that many states were lagging behind and said a committee is being set up to expedite the implementation process. HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju was evasive when...
  • Karnataka: Families forge income certificates, RTE scam flourishes March 20, 2013

    Bangalore: The Right to Education is not even a year old yet, but the whiff of a scam is already gathering steam in Karnataka. The schools in Karnataka say that families fake their income certificates which are generously issued by tahsildars to make themselves eligible for RTE, even as the...
  • No change in nursery admission criteria in Delhi: HC February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: There will be no change in the criteria for nursery admissions in Delhi schools, the High Court ruled on Tuesday while saying that the government should consider necessary amendments to the Right to Education Act to include nursery admissions as well. The Delhi High Court while disposing off the...
  • Karnataka: RTE fails to bridge academic gap August 27, 2012

    Bangalore: Even three months after the Government enforced the Right to Education Act (RTE) in the state, an academic divide continues to exist between existing students and the children admitted under the 25 per cent RTE quota. Express visited a school in Nandini Layout that has 43 children admitted to...
  • Increase age limit for RTE: K'taka govt August 3, 2012

    Bangalore: The state government has decided to request the Centre to increase the age limit for compulsory education to 18 from the present limit of 16.The students needs to be educated from six years. The government in the Assembly on Thursday has also sought a clarification from the Union HRD...
  • RTE Act a failure in Karnataka? July 20, 2012

    Bangalore: Electrical serviceman Peter Murali was thrilled when he realised his son Xavier could go to a good private school when the Right to Education (RTE) became law. But the cold shoulder he got from school officials made him rethink. After all, it was a school his son had to...
  • Bangalore school acting against poor: Protesters November 7, 2012

    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a probe and an Action Taken Report from the state govt within 7 days. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 18, 2012

    Watch today's top stories with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Is there a class divide between rich and poor in our schools? July 18, 2012

    There is anger and outrage after the hair of poor children admitted under the RTE was cut and they were sent to back benches. ...
  • Bangalore: RTE quota students face discrimination July 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Is the Right to Education Act leading to more discrimination and elitism by schools? That is what it seems like in Bangalore with some six-year-olds at a school saying they've been tormented everyday by both school officials and classmates. They faced the torture because they got admitted under the 25...
  • Karnataka schools call off strike against RTE July 18, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Schools Association on Wednesday decided to call off their strike, putting the blame on vested interests for the failure of it. According to sources, the classes will resume from Thursday. However, the association has decided to continue with the Satyagraha against the hasty implementation of the Right to Education...
  • Karnataka: 1800 schools shut down for a week July 15, 2012

    In Karnataka, children have a reason to celebrate with 1800 schools deciding to shut down for a week to protest against the Right to Education Act. ...
  • '95 pc schools don't comply with RTE guidelines' July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Over two years after the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) was notified by the central government, more than 95 per cent of schools in the country do not comply with its guidelines, a study by an NGO has found. Data compiled by RTE Forum...
  • Bangalore schools' choice: RTE or derecognition July 4, 2012

    Bangalore: In what may be considered as the first statement alluding to the possible action the state government may take on private schools, which are threatening closure protesting the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education G Kumar Naik on Tuesday hinted that the recognition of...
  • RS passes bill to include disabled in RTE Act April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2010, adds children with disability to the definition of "disadvantaged groups" and will...
  • Fill vacant seats for poor students: Delhi HC April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the state government's education department to complete admission process for vacant seats for students from the economically weaker section (EWS) during the summer vacations to enable them to attend school after reopening in July 2012. The court's order came after the government's...