Saturday, March 23, 2013

NCPCR to monitor RTE implementation in State

NCPCR to monitor RTE implementation in State

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the monitoring agency for Child Rights, has been mandated to monitor the child's right to education under Section 31 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. NCPCR, in order to fulfill its obligations, has appointed Ganesh Reddy as the state representative.
NCPCR would be monitoring the RTE implementation in the state through NIC's web based interactive portal, concurrent social audits, public hearings, civil society networks, research and data collection, reporting system, suo motu actions (random inspections, visits, publicity and awareness generation), recommendations, legal action and state representatives.
Reddy, who is also a secretary in Citizen Foundation, an NGO working in the field of education and child rights, would monitor issues relating to lack of teachers, infrastructure, state rules under RTE, tribal affairs, etc in all government schools in the rural and urban regions of the state along with the state departments. "The complete implementation of RTE in the state is going to be the goal. I know it would take some time but we would make sure that every child here gets enrolled in school. Trained teachers and decent infrastructure would be one of our priorities to ensure quality education. I hope to acquire support of NGOs and authorities so that we can achieve the dream of getting every child to school," said Reddy.
NCPCR would also be holding regular network meetings with civil society groups along with coordination with the state government to ensure timely reports from them on RTE-related issues. Shiksha Samvads would be organised by the agency for the establishment of grievance redress mechanism. The agency would coordinate with various departments of the state, including education, tribal affairs, social justice, labour and Panchayati Raj. The MLAs and MPs have also been asked to facilitate and ensure participation of local authorities in RTE implementation.

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