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Sunday, May 09, 2021

Right to Education


Time to undo the RTE bias against private non-minority institutions

April 03, 2021 8:48 am

Not only has RTE unreasonably differentiated between minority and non-minority schools without any explicable basis, there is also no rational nexus between the object of universal education it seeks to achieve and the exclusion of minority schools from its purview.

State govt extends deadline for RTE admission applications

March 22, 2021 7:14 pm

In its earlier announced schedule, the Education department had informed that beneficiaries of Right to Education Act, who are applying for the 25 per cent reserved seats for economically weaker sections, can fill online forms between March 3 to 21.

Laws stress mother tongue as medium of instruction: govt

September 25, 2020 7:53 am

The Centre informed the apex court that Section 29(2)(f) of RTE Act says that “medium of instruction shall, as far as possible, be in child’s mother tongue”.

New challenge for EWS kids in private schools: Parents have no money for books, uniform

August 17, 2020 3:26 am

Every year, there are complaints by parents late into the year that they did not receive the free books and uniforms from schools, which schools in turn claim is because of delay in funds being transferred by the government.

Maharashtra students get fewer opportunities due to discrepancy in entry age to schools: Parents

March 09, 2020 7:47 am

Certain clauses in the Right to Education (RTE) Act imply that the entry age to Class I should be six, which is followed by some state governments but not by others including the central government.

Draft policy on education recommends extending ambit of RTE Act: Govt to Delhi HC

December 07, 2019 3:27 am

The plea, filed by an NGO called Social Jurist, through its counsel Ashok Agarwal, has claimed that, as per the Act, free education is provided to Disadvantaged Groups (DG) and EWS students in unaided schools up to class VIII.

Secularism is caught in a crisis

December 03, 2019 11:42 am

It is caught in a crisis not because it is irrelevant, but because it is subjected to rank overuse and invested with too many expectations.

National Education Policy dilutes assurance on RTE up to Class 12

October 29, 2019 3:35 am

The final NEP has also tweaked the suggestion in the draft policy on starting a National Tutors Programme (NTP) and Remedial Instructional Aides Programme (RIAP). Both were meant to strengthen basic reading and mathematics skills.

Internet access is a fundamental right: Kerala HC

September 20, 2019 9:31 am

The court admitted the contention of the petitioner that the Internet, accessed through mobile phones or computers, gave an opportunity for the students to gather information.

Access Denied

July 30, 2019 12:52 am

Draft NEP labels disabled as ‘divyang’ and considers its duty is over.