Exclusive: Draft calls for amendments in RTE Act, says no exemption in EWS provision
Jasleen Kaur | June 16, 2016 | New Delhi
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:
Education of children with special needs
The committee has recommended that while ongoing centrally-sponsored schemes for children with special needs should continue, but their coverage and funding needs to be augmented. It has also said that an independent board may be set up under the state education Act to oversee the implementation of schemes for children with special needs.
The five-member committee headed by former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian was formed last year, even as the government invited suggestions from people on the HRD ministry's website. The committee submitted its report last month, though it is yet to be made public, as HRD minister Smriti Irani said her ministry would seek feedback from the states.
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