Coimbatore, May 14, 2013: District Collector M. Karunagaran on Monday gave his approval to close 12 schools in the district that have either not obtained recognition or renewed it as mandated under the Right of Children To Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act.
District Elementary Education Officer T.
Kathmandu, May 13, 2013: About 20 per cent community schools across the country lack toilets despite the government claim that it has achieved 53 per cent of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target in sanitation.
There are 28,000 community schools in the country, of them, 80 per cent have toilet facilities. However, only 65 per cent have separate toilets for boys and girls, according to the 2011 Census.
New Delhi, May 9, 2013: The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked the Centre to make its stand clear on a PIL seeking a direction to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for its "failure" to provide totally free education to students of Class I-VIII under the Right to Education Act (RTE).
Issuing notice to the Ministry of human resource development and also to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), a bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath sought response by May 15.
Ahmedabad, May 7, 2013: Janvikas and other partner organizations Parwaaj, Sahyog and Niswan are working for the issues of education under the aegis of Jan Adhikar Manch. This forum is active in 8 districts with an objective to implement the “Right to Education Act. 2009” in eight districts of Gujarat.
There were an estimated eight million 6-14 years old in India out of school in 2009. Education is a fundamental right enshrined under the Article 21 of the Constitution.
New Delhi, Apr 26, 2013: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has outlined criteria for setting up Model Schools under PPP mode for achieving RTE objectives. The Ministry will set up 2500 model schools in non-educationally backward blocks. Under the scheme, the selection of PPP mode will be done for model schools through a bidding process in which each bidder will have to provide details about their financial and technical capabilities.
New Delhi, Apr 28, 2013: It had been two years since the Right to Education Act was enacted, and at a public meeting in March 2012 organised by the non-government organisation JOSH or Joint Operation for Social Change in Delhi’s Trilokpuri, parents voiced their concerns about the quality of education their children received. Teachers are not paying attention to children, they said, nor are facilities for drinking water made available in schools.
Noida (UP), Apr 23, 2013: It was impressive to witness the youth of the country talking so passionately and vociferously about the issues afflicting our society -"Supporting senior citizens", "Banning plastics", "Sanitation and hygiene issues", "Respecting Heritage" and "Food Adulteration" during Grand Finale of "Youth Power 2012-13" at Amity University Campus, Noida.
"Youth Power" was launched in the year 2008 by The Global Times, Youth Newspaper of Amity Group with the mission to sensitize the youth towards social issues.
New Delhi, Apr 21, 2013: Right to Information Act and Right to Education Act were "shining example" of paradigm shift by the government in its approach towards governance, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said on Sunday.
Addressing the Civil Services Day function here, he said the governance in the country today was rights-based.
Narayanasamy cited legislations like RTI and RTE as shining examples of a paradigm shift in approach to governance, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, which organised the event, said in a release.
Chandigarh, Apr 17, 2013: With the UT education department putting conversion of EWS seats into general on hold, private schools asked them to wait another year to implement RTE as the session is on and most of the seats have already been converted into the general category.
Schools converted the seats after the UT education department sent them a notice in January.