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Thursday, June 04, 2020

Right to Education


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.

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

July 14, 2019 12:05 am

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

July 01, 2019 7:27 pm

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

March 15, 2019 8:37 am

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

November 17, 2018 10:45 am

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."