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Internet access is a fundamental right: Kerala HC

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

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


Rajasthan MoS for Primary, Secondary Education: Will probe if there was RTE violation in schools merged by previous govt

Govind Singh Dotasra, MoS (Independent) for Primary and Secondary Education, Rajasthan, talks about the govt’s roadmap for education.

Private schools' body alleges education policy recommendations attempt to usurp autonomy

The body also demanded that the draft be made available in recognised vernacular languages, to ensure inclusion and access to the common people and alleged that the draft also lacks any references to Direct Benefit Transfers as a way to increase access to quality schooling. 

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.