Right To Education Bill

  • Forbes India: the education of Minister Kapil Sibal March 11, 2010

    In 1893, the king of Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao III, implemented compulsory primary education in a small taluka in Amralli district. In this ninevillage cluster, children from the ages of seven to 12 were educated. This tiny experiment was a roaring success and was extended to all 52 villages in the...
  • Lok Sabha passes 'historic' Right-to-Education Bill August 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed what Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal termed "historic" legislation providing for free and compulsory education for all children in the 6-14 years of age-group. "This is the first time an effort has been made to universalise education in the country," the minister...
  • LS passes 'landmark' Education Bill August 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday passed the Right to Education Bill. All the children between six to 14 years of age now have a right to free and compulsory education in the country. This bill is the UPA’s biggest social sector programme after the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)....
  • Govt forced to withdraw Judges' Asset Bill in RS August 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Government on Monday deferred the introduction of Judges' Assets Bill in Rajya Sabha after the Opposition including the Left Front objected to the Bill. Opposition MPs argued that if assets of politicians could be made public the same rule should apply to judges as well. During discussion on the Judges'...
  • With Left out, Govt presses ahead with education reforms July 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Forty eight hours after getting the trust vote from Parliament, HRD minister Arjun Singh met various state education ministers to chalk out a roadmap for the implementation of the massive expansion and reforms in the 11th plan for education in the next five years. The meet's top agenda...