Bangalore, Aug 19 , 2012 dhns:As many as 120 people, including parents, activists and retired officials, came together on Saturday to set up a task force to create awareness and monitor implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
An initiative by the Child Rights Observatory, the task force aims to protect children studying in private schools; train resource persons; and to conduct campaigns, workshops and training. It will also empower its members to respond immediately in case of violation of the Act.
At the launch of the task force, Vasudeva Sharma, the trust’s director, said the task force also monitors the students are not discriminated against on the basis of caste, colour or social milieu.
Mathews Philip, executive director of Sichrem, said that the RTE rules formed by the State place a huge responsibility on the school development monitoring committees, diluting the role of the government.
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