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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Huge gaps in implementing RTE: CRY

Even three years after the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act was implemented, many government schools still have huge infrastructural gaps, a report by an NGO said Wednesday. According to a survey by Child Rights and You (CRY), 11 percent of government schools did not have toilets, only 18 percent had […]

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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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Forced implementation of RTE: NCPCR seeks report from Karnataka govt

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Karnataka government to submit a report following allegations that four students from economically weaker section (EWS) were humiliated in a prominent Bangalore school in a bid to implement RTE.  Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the National Commission for Protection of Child […]

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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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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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Over a lakh children in Delhi still out of school

More than one lakh children in the national capital are still out of school, a report by the human resource development ministry said as the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act completed a year Friday since its implementation. The RTE report card which analysed the primary education scenario in the country was released […]

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Nearly 12,000 Right to Education violations in Delhi

Since its implementation almost a year ago, nearly 12,000 cases of violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act have been registered in the capital by a child rights body. There were cases of corporal punishment, denial under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota and mental harassment among others. Amod Kanth, chairperson of the Delhi […]

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