Right To Education Act

  • Private schools refuse admission to many after SC order on RTE Act May 9, 2014

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court's latest order allowing aided minority schools to stay out of the ambit of the Right To Education Act has left at least 1,200 students in the lurch, with private schools now refusing admissions for the academic year. Child rights activists say this will have wider implications...
  • 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 fivejudge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Act will not...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju December 7, 2013

    There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill in the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher recruitment as...
  • Need to improve quality of education in our schools, says PM August 15, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday there was need to improve the quality of education and much still remained to be done to reform India's educational system. "Many of our schools still lack drinking water facilities, toilets and other necessary infrastructure," Manmohan Singh said in his address to the nation...
  • '80 pc migrant kids in Mahrashtra have little or no education' June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: As many as 80 per cent children of migrant labourers in the state either drop out of schools or have no education at all as they get sucked into the labour workforce, a study released here Sunday reveals. According to the study by a noted NGO, while Maharashtra government's Right...
  • 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...
  • Jagdish Tytler criticises Odisha CM's youth policy April 9, 2013

    Berhampur: Opposition Congress on Monday said the newly-launched Odisha State Youth Policy would have no impact on the electorate and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was trying to fool the people of the state. The policy was launched by Patnaik on Sunday. "It is too late. The central government has already...
  • Closure of unrecognized schools will effect lakhs of children March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP state President Vijay Goel on Monday criticized the state government's reported move to shut down 2,235 unrecognized public schools in the city saying the step will deprive four and a half lakh children of education. "As a result of closure of 2235 schools, four and a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NHRC to probe forcible toilet cleaning by school students December 23, 2012

    Kendrapara (Odisha): The alleged punishment of cleaning of toilets meted out to primary school children in Odisha's Kendrapara district last year has come under the scanner of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), official sources said. The NHRC has issuedo summons against the Commissioner-cum-secretary of schools and mass education department a...
  • 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...
  • Discrimination over RTE rampant in Karnataka July 19, 2012

    The NCPCR has sought a report on the discrimination with RTE-quota students from the Karnataka government within seven days. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Have got no complaint on RTE: Karnataka officer July 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Secretary G Kumar Naik says he hasn't received any complaint on any school chopping of the hair of children admitted under the Right to Education (RTE) Act and will act once he receives it. "The incident has just come to government's notice. We have asked...
  • Bangalore school chops off RTE quota kids' hair November 7, 2012

    Bangalore: The Oxford English School in Laggere in Bangalore branded students from the economically weaker sections because they were admitted under the 25 per cent quota under the Right to Education Act. The parents of four students at the unaided school in Bangalore have alleged that their children were branded...
  • 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. ...
  • Rich can't grumble about chipping in for poor: Sibal May 6, 2012

    Pune: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the rich, who benefit from government-subsidised LPG and petrol, should not grumble about having to bear some burden for the education of poor children. Referring to the Right to Education Act, which makes it mandatory for the private schools to admit...
  • No drinking water facility in 13,000 Bihar schools May 5, 2012

    Patna: Shortage of infrastructure in schools in Bihar was a 'major challenge', state Minister for Education PK Sahi said on Saturday adding there was no drinking water facility in around 13,000 government schools. Addressing a seminar 'Right of Children and Law', Shahi said several schools had no toilets, even for girl...
  • Delhi schools still flouting Right to Education norms April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Schools in Delhi are openly flouting the Right to Education norms. The RTE has mandated 25 per cent seats in private schools for economically backward students. But more than 70 per cent schools in the capital couldn't care less. But with the Supreme Court upholding the Act, they...
  • The Last Word: School quota for poor April 13, 2012

    Schools in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh have decided to challenge the Supreme Court order asking them to reserve 25 per cent of their seats for economically weaker students. ...
  • Schools to appeal against SC order on RTE Act April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Schools in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh have decided to challenge the Supreme Court order asking them to reserve 25 per cent of their seats for economically weaker students. A review may be filed as early as next week. The apex court order on the Right to Education (RTE) Act...
  • Delhi schools to seek review of SC ruling on RTE April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Schools in Delhi are set to file a review petition against the Supreme Court ruling on 25 per cent reservation for children belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society. Delhi schools said that they were waiting for a copy of the order before going ahead. The...
  • RTE Act: HC notice to Centre, TN govt April 14, 2012

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Thursday served a notice on the Centre and state government on a plea seeking a direction not to make some sections of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 and certain other rules applicable to a minority school in Tirunelveli. Admitting...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Kapil Sibal April 12, 2012

    Reacting to the SC verdict on RTE Act, HRD Minister said education could now be child centric and not institution centric. ...
  • Right to Education is constitutionally valid: SC April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act. It means all schools except unaided minority institutions and boarding schools now will have to reserve 25 per cent seats for economically backward students. Reacting to the judgement, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said,...
  • Child rights panel welcomes SC's order on RTE Act April 12, 2012

    NCPCR Chairperson Shanta Sinha said that poor children have been denied education for long. ...
  • What is the Right to Education Act? April 12, 2012

    The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right in such a manner as the State may, by law, determine. The Right of...