National body for controlling teachers largely welcomed

With the passage of a teacherseducation council bill, parliament has again created a national body to regulate teachers. Most educationists feel an all-controlling organization will maintain the same standard of learning across the country but some are sceptical of the legislation’s practicability. Under the National Council of Teachers Education (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the power of … Read moreNational body for controlling teachers largely welcomed

Govt to appoint education panel for improvement in Education

Addressing the nation, after unfurling the national flag at the historic Red Fort on the occasion of the country’s 65th Independence Day, the prime minister said as the vocational education and skill development acquired new importance and needed “major changes”, “the government has decided to appoint the commission to make suggestions for improvements at all … Read moreGovt to appoint education panel for improvement in Education

RTE norms in Maharashtra may be diluted

Certain provisions in the Right to Education (RTE) Act could be diluted at the time of its implementation in the state. Senior ministers in the state Cabinet, who are affiliated to private aided schools and educational institutes, have expressed reservations regarding certain clauses incorporated in the Act, which was enacted by the centre in 2009 … Read moreRTE norms in Maharashtra may be diluted

HC asks TN Govt to frame RTE rules in 6 Weeks

The Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu school education department to finalise and publish the rules for the Right to Education Act within six weeks. The first bench comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam delivering its order on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate S Sathia … Read moreHC asks TN Govt to frame RTE rules in 6 Weeks

4 states urge HRD to relax teacher qualification norms under RTE

A year after the Right of all Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act came into effect, four states — Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Manipur — have applied for relaxation of teacher qualification norms, citing lack of teacher training institutes. Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal have already secured relaxation under Section 23 (a) … Read more4 states urge HRD to relax teacher qualification norms under RTE

Right to Education soon be extended up to Class X

The provision of free and compulsory education will soon be extended up to Class X. A proposal to this effect was approved at a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education the highest decision making body on education in the country, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, provides for … Read moreRight to Education soon be extended up to Class X

Quota for Poor Students Under RTE to Increase

The class composition is set to change in unaided private schools with the implementation of right to education from the new session. Reserving 25% seats for students from the economically weaker section will make sure a classroom has students from diverse social backgrounds. Schools, however, are apprehensive that if the government doesn’t sponsor the tuition … Read moreQuota for Poor Students Under RTE to Increase

Meeting on RTE Implementation in Schools

In the backdrop of reservations expressed by a section of private school managements over implementing the Right to Education Act, the Human Resource Development Ministry will hold a meeting next week to find a suitable admission procedure for schools. Interacting with representatives of private school managements from Karnataka on Saturday, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil … Read moreMeeting on RTE Implementation in Schools

Fund Sharing for the Right to Education Act

Putting an end to the months of controversy over fund sharing for the Right to Education Act, the Union government has now fixed a 65-35 sharing pattern. The pattern, which received the in-principal approval of the expenditure finance committee of the ministry of finance, will be applicable for the next five years. With this, states … Read moreFund Sharing for the Right to Education Act