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Education is important for development, but it doesn't become an election issue

The gains of education are long-term and call for sustained efforts. Outcomes are often illegible to the electorate and too complex for political parties to take credit for them.

Supreme Court quashes plea seeking better RTE implementation

Refusing to monitor the RTE implementation in the country, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, "Don't expect miracles. India is a huge, huge country. Priorities are many and certainly, education is one of the priorities."


Failing Its Purpose

RTE Act has not ensured delivery of quality education

Education CAG slams Gujarat govt for deficiencies in implementing RTE

In a report tabled in the Assembly, the CAG has revealed that 12.80 to 15.11 per cent of children in the age group of 6-14 years were not enrolled in any school in the state during 2012-17.

Admission Row: Schools without minority status certificate not exempted from RTE, says HC

The schools have decided to challenge the High Court order in Supreme Court.

High Court seeks Centre, Delhi stand on changing RTE

Civil rights group Social Jurist, which moved the court through advocate Ashok Agarwal, sought directions on extending Section 12 (1)(C) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act beyond Class VIII and up to Class XII.


Mumbai: 60 private schools refuse admission under RTE, get notice

Private and unaided schools have been protesting against the state government by denying admissions to students allotted seats under the RTE Act

Protest over provisions of Right To Education Act

“We have been serving the public for many years while maintaining the quality of education with limited resources. These schools have fee from Rs 200-1,000. But since the RTE law came, a problem has cropped up. This rally is to save the education sector,” said Kulbhushan Sharma, president of NISA.

Collecting old books for those who cannot afford new ones

Right to Education Act provides for free textbooks, money for uniform and free lunch under the midday meal scheme in all government schools up to Class 8, but despite the provisions, there are children who do not go to school and many who also drop out in between as they do not have the resources to get education.

Gujarat govt to increase income limit for 25 per cent EWS admissions under RTE

Several Congress MLAs from across the state had sought details about the number of BPL families in various districts of Gujarat. The compilation of details provided revealed these statistics which the Congress interpreted as “a fourth” of Gujarat’s population living below poverty line.