HC reserves verdict on PIL for free books & uniform to EWS kids

The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a PIL seeking grant of free books and uniform to children belong to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category admitted to private unaided schools. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul reserved its judgement after hearing arguments of the Directorate of Education […]

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Karnataka gets NHRC notice over vacant school seats

Taking note of seats reserved for poor students lying vacant in Karnataka schools, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday issued notice to the state government. Accusing Karnataka of poorly implementing the Right to Education Act, the NHRC has sought a reply from the state’s chief secretary within four weeks. “We have taken suo motu […]

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Children can’t assert rights, so fight for them: NCPCR chairperson

Children cannot fight for their own rights, so having laws protecting such rights is not enough, people need to be aware of them and fight for them, Kushal Singh, chairperson, NCPCR, said Friday. Speaking at the 24th edition of the Tara Ali Baig Memorial Lecture organised by SOS Children’s Village here, Singh, who heads the […]

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RTE: HC notice to DPS for not imparting quality education to poor students

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the central government and chairman of Delhi Public School (DPS) Society on a plea alleging that one of its schools had deprived poor students of quality education by ignoring the right to education (RTE) law. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and […]

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No failure till Class VII under RTE, a myth

In a function of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education’s auditorium here on Tuesday, State education minister Brij Kishore Sharma said, “It is a misconception that under right to education, no student will be allowed to fail up to Class VII. The fact is that teachers are instructed to evaluate the student’s everyday activities – from […]

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RTE: 95% schools don’t comply with RTE guidelines

Right to free education is a dream of every welfare state, India took initiative in this regard by introducing RTE but it appears that it is still a dream. Two years have been passed since the Right to Education came into existence but its goal is still unfulfilled more than 95 per cent of schools […]

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All educational institutions under RTE: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today held that the fundamental Right to Education covers all educational institutions including government controlled, private unaided schools and minority institutions. A bench comprising Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swatanter Kumar also ruled that the private unaided schools will have to provide 25 per cent seats […]

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Supreme Court upholds seats for poor under Right to Education

The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of the right to education (RTE) act that mandates unaided private schools to keep 25 percent seats for students from economically and socially weaker sections of society. However, the court made it clear that this quota would not be applicable to unaided minority institutions. The apex court […]

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Corporal punishment must be abolished: Child rights panel

India’s child rights panel on Monday stressed the need to eliminate all forms of corporal punishment practiced in the name of disciplining a child. “We need to understand that children, like adults, too have a mind of their own and they do not enjoy having an unequal relationship. Therefore, any kind of domination of children […]

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Supreme Court reserves verdict on right to education

The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions by private schools challenging the right to education law that mandates them to earmark 25 percent seats for poor students. The apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatanter Kumar reserved the verdict after the conclusion […]

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