Right To Education

  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government 10-03-2014 09:28 AM

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey 28-01-2014 09:46 PM

    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...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal increases working hours of school teachers 25-01-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday increased the working hours of school teachers to 45 hours per week. According to the new order, school teachers working in government/government aided and un-aided recognised schools will have to devote 45 hours teaching per week. The existing time for teachers...
  • 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...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju 07-12-2013 07:16 PM

    There is a shortage of sixlakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being takento 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 infrastructuredevelopment, teacher recruitment...
  • Delhi gangrape: Convicts allowed to pursue studies in Tihar Jail 18-09-2013 10:06 PM

    Two of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape case were on Wednesday allowed to pursue their studies in Tihar Jail by a Delhi court after they contended that the Right to Education is a fundamental right. Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh Thakur, who along with Mukesh...
  • Need to improve quality of education in our schools, says PM 15-08-2013 11:04 AM

    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...
  • '80 pc migrant kids in Mahrashtra have little or no education' 09-06-2013 08:50 PM

    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...
  • Primary education in India needs a fix 03-06-2013 11:01 AM

    When Devanik Saha started teaching in 2011, Nishika was three years behind her grade level. Despite numerous assignments and standardised tests over two academic years, she made only a tiny progress of 0.7 years (about eight-and-a-half months) in maths and 0.5 years (six months) in English. "She was never taught...
  • Delhi HC verdict on nursery admissions challenged in SC 16-05-2013 04:46 PM

    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...
  • Punjab government orders closure of 473 private schools 18-04-2013 04:51 AM

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has ordered closure of 473 private schools after they failed to implement norms of the right to education (RTE) act, a minister said on Wednesday. Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the non-affiliated private schools have been asked to wind up their operations immediately. "The Punjab...
  • Jagdish Tytler criticises Odisha CM's youth policy 09-04-2013 01:15 AM

    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...
  • RTE deadline ends, many schools yet to implement norms 31-03-2013 11:27 PM

    New Delhi: The deadline for meeting the infrastructure provisions under the Right To Education came to an end on Sunday, with widespread apprehension about the closure of schools which have failed in implementing them. Even as the Human Resource Development Ministry has turned down request from some states to extend...
  • Closure of unrecognized schools will effect lakhs of children 26-03-2013 01:40 AM

    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...
  • Law to end the menace of capitation fee soon 09-11-2012 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Ministry will bring a new bill to stop the menace capitation fees in medical and engineering colleges. The bill proposes stern action against the guilty institutions. Despite opposition by Bihar and other states, the Central Government has stuck to his decision to implement the Right...
  • No RTE effect; primary schools in a sorry state 21-12-2011 01:29 PM

    Mumbai: The Right to Education Act promises quality infrastructure in schools. When child relief organization CRY invited volunteers to click photographs of government schools, it was an image of horror. Basins covered with bird droppings, dirty toilets, dogs in the classroom, is the horrific reality at some of the government...
  • UP: Rahul visits Islamic clerics, discusses RTE 12-12-2011 09:19 AM

    Lucknow: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday visited Nadva, a renowned centre of Islamic learning, and met its rector Maulana Rabe Hasni Nadvi. Rahul had one-to-one meeting with the rector for over an hour, Congress sources said. The issue of Right to Education and reported confusion among Muslims over...
  • Govt to launch Right to Education campaign today 11-11-2011 09:27 AM

    Mumbai: The government will be launching the Right to Education campaign across the country called 'Shiksha Ka Abhiyaan' on National Education Day. It is reported that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will make an appeal to the students of the country urging them to study hard. The appeal will be read...
  • Right to Education Act hits roadblock in Bihar 28-09-2011 04:40 PM

    Patna: The implementation of the Right to Education Act in Bihar hit a roadblock with over 25,000 private schools across the state observing a total strike on Wednesday paralysing teaching works to protest against the state government's bid to 'impose registration' on schools. The strike was called by the Confederation...
  • Lottery system for nursery admission worries parents 06-12-2010 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry proposed new guidelines, giving sleepless nights to anxious parents who want to get their children admitted to nursery schools. The seats for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) are likely to increase by 25 per cent. Some schools also have a management quota...
  • Education still a distant dream for many kids 14-11-2010 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: The Government may have promised the Right to Education to every child but on Children's Day this year just how much of that promise has really been kept. A recent study reveals that India is home to the largest number of child labourers and school drop outs. The...
  • Every Indian will be literate by 2020: Sibal 15-08-2010 09:38 PM

    On Devil's Advocate this week, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal spoke to Karan Thapar on the United Progressive Alliance government's perceived loss of direction on key issues, its internal contradictions, and its ambitious plan to ensure free and compulsory education to all children above the age of...
  • Mother fights for daughter's right to education 25-07-2010 04:30 PM

    Suman Devi's 11-year-old girl was denied in admission in a government school as she is mentally challenged. ...
  • UPA-II: Right to Education big challenge 21-05-2010 12:37 AM

    Experts rate UPA-II government's education reforms as one of its biggest achievements. ...