Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicRight to Education

Topic: Right to Education

Only 16 states/UTs teach underprivileged kids for free in pvt schools, child rights body finds

Under Right to Education, private unaided schools must reserve 25% seats for kids from EWS backgrounds & not charge a fee. But NCPCR report finds few states have implemented rule.

With education, India can cover its present with glory, instead of harping on glorious past

Vivekananda referred to the masses as the 'sleeping leviathan'. He felt they possessed infinite power but never got a chance to play their role in tackling national problems, writes Bindu Sikand.

Covid caused 77% parents of disabled children to lose jobs, 90% to depend on govt support

A study by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy assessed 164 students and their parents, 50 teachers & interviewed support networks including govt officials from four states.

Child rights panel summons 45 Delhi private schools for ‘denying’ books to EWS students

Students in Delhi enrolled under the Economically Weaker Section/Disadvantaged Group categories in private schools have access to free textbooks, writing material and uniforms.

India’s draft education policy isn’t a conservative conspiracy. But it may never take off

In the last five years, Narendra Modi government has walked in the opposite direction to the one recommended in this policy document.

Tripura govt offers to pay for private schooling of 3,000 below-poverty-line students

State education minister Ratan Lal Nath said the government will pay for the education of children of BPL families if they wished to study in private schools from the next academic year.

20 lakh seats reserved in private schools for poor children but only 20% get filled

Report reveals that few private schools have fulfilled this mandatory condition under the RTE Act, and state govts haven’t cracked the whip.

To fix India’s education system, we need good action plans not policies

India is too diverse to consider a single mandate by way of education policy for the entire country.

We have failed our children by removing no-detention clause from RTE

The move will increase the economic and social inequalities by pushing children from vulnerable backgrounds out of the school system.

In elementary govt schools, a third of teachers don’t have the required teaching degree

The worst performer is Bihar, where 72 per cent of the teachers are untrained, followed by Assam (64%) and Madhya Pradesh (57%).

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.