With the process beginning two weeks earlier than it had last year, Friday was the last date for the city’s 1,600-odd government recognised private schools to make public criteria for admission to nursery, kindergarten and Class I.
As per the circular, inspection teams have been mandated to check attendance of students and staff, availability of subject teachers, completion of syllabus, distribution of teaching material and notebooks, and implementation of time table.
Following the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) guidelines directing that the weight of school bags be reduced, the DoE had issued a circular on November 27, fixing the maximum weight of school bags.
The schemes, which are meant to provide non-institutional care for children whose families are unable to support them, have not taken off because there are just four District Child Protection Units (DCPUs) constituted to look after 13 districts.
Police claimed a pick-up truck evaded a police search team in Sardhana and was intercepted by a van from Saroorpur police station after a 30-minute chase, during which the police was allegedly pelted with stones.
As of September 25, 2018, the report states, 1,037 people declared foreigners were being held in detention centres across Assam. It points out that a key issue is that there is no statutory limit for which individuals declared as foreigners can be detained.
The Indian Express had Wednesday reported that the boy had been cleaning the washroom and loading and unloading water canisters during the event, attended by UNICEF’s India representative, NCERT’s national director, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and hundreds of children.