Keyword : Right To Education

‘Political will can make RTE a reality’

Kiran Bhatty is the national coordinator of the Right to Education Act with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). She has worked in the field of education for several year

What has gone wrong with the Right to Education

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, followed the 86th amendment to the constitution of India, which made elementary education for children in the age group of 6-14 yea

Private schools reluctant to admit EWS children under RTE Act

Even after six years of implementation of the right to education (RTE) Act, children from economically weaker section are still struggling to find their seats in schools. RTE Section

A lesson for Indian politicians from an unusual kids` parliament

Ili, 14, is out on the street busy canvassing for her 10-year old friend Naila Ayaz, who is a candidate for a unique children’s parliament. Just like seasoned politicians, they make promises

“Right to education should be from age three”

The UPA government’s big initiative in education was the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The NDA government’s big initiative promises to be the new education policy. A five-member com

No detention till Class 5, says new draft policy on education 2016

The draft for the eagerly awaited new Education Policy recommends amendments in the right to free and compulsory education Act 2009. Among its specific recommendations are:  

New Policy draft favours granting right to education to toddlers

A five-member committee was set up last year to draft the new education policy. The committee, in the report submitted last month but yet to be made public, has recommended that pre-school educatio

New education policy against politics in VC appointment, university campus

The New Education Policy draft, submitted to the HRD ministry last month, has recommended following changes in the teacher management system: The centre and state should jointly

Who’s disabled?

When nine-month-old Aditi was detected with hemiplegia, her parents were heartbroken – hemiplegia, paralysis of one side of the body, had affected their daughter’s left arm and leg. The

“This campaign is owned by the people”

Odisha’s largest district, Mayurbhanj, is set to be free from child labour very soon. District magistrate Rajesh Prabhakar Patil, an IAS officer of 2005 batch, talked to Taru Bhatia about

Childhood restored

As the sky starts to turn dark, noises of children from the playground of the Bisoi government nodal upper primary school, in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, slowly fade away. The students line up t

Here`s how poll bound Punjab performs in primary education

Punjab, set for the assembly polls in 2017, presents a dismal picture of elementary education in its rural belt. A NITI Aayog sponsored study conducted by Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development St

Experiments with pedagogy

Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of education, ‘Nai Talim’ or ‘Basic Education for All’, was conceptualised in 1937 and is just a year away from completing 80 years. He bel

Right to Education: No sweeping change yet

At least once a week, nine-year-old Durga starts her day cleaning the floor of her classroom. She studies in a primary school in Kankrel village, in Amber block of Jaipur in Rajasthan. While studen

You need some system of accountability: Atishi Marlena

Giving highest priority to education, the AAP government in Delhi is working towards bringing government schools at par with private schools. Atishi Marlena, advisor to deputy chief minister an

Kids of the elite in sarkari school: Activist threatens to fast again

Close to two years have gone by but the Uttar Pradesh government is yet to implement the Allahabad high court’s order to make it compulsory for government officers, people’s representat

The failure of RTE, plight of transgenders, and why farmers are unhappy

Just as farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and elsewhere were gathering for violent protests to press their demands, the chief economic advisor to the government of India, Arvind Subramanian,

Education helps prevent child marriage

 The Right to Education Act has not only ensured primary education for children, but also helped to empower them. The modern children are no more the ready recipient of the cultural imposition

Homeless in the Capital

Address: Homeless It’s a strange address: Homeless, Basti Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi. But this is what is printed on Salma’s voter identity card.

Dreams of demographic dividend and reality of educational quality

Will India ever be able to achieve the dream of making best use of its demographic dividend? That question becomes relevant again with the release of the

Education not yet for all

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, an ambitious programme aimed at the universalisation of elementary education in India, has not been fully effective. Launched in 2001, it aims to provide unive

Don’t want to over-burden school kids: Anil Swarup

The government does not favour over-burdening the school children with newer syllabus like financial literacy at least till class 8th, as the kids are in any case over-burdened with focus on value



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