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National Convention to monitor progress of RTE Act

National Convention to monitor progress of RTE Act

14 Jan 2014 07:01 PM, IST


National Convention to monitor progress of RTE Act
Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Tirath addressing the National Convention on the progress of Right to Education (RTE), in New Delhi on 14 Jan 2014.

By India Tomorrow News,
New Delhi, 14 Jan 2014: A two-day National Convention on “Three Years of Completion of the RTE Act” began on 14 Jan here in the national capital. The convention, jointly organized by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF, aims to monitor the progress for the Right To Education (RTE) Act that came into effect in April 2010.

In the inauguration speech, Minister of Women & Child Development, Krishna Tirath said that it was the responsibility of the government to provide and ensure free elementary education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years.

She continued by saying that the NCPCR and its state chapters should monitor out-of-school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system. This would include children who have never enrolled or dropped out, children who are temporarily absent, and children who are permanent migrants or migrate seasonally.

Also at the convention was Secretary of Education and Literacy, R. Bhattacharya, who stated the progress that had been made by the states and Union Territories on meeting the standards given in the schedule of the RTE Act. He highlighted that 98% of the habitation in the country now have elementary schools within 1 km and 92% have upper primary schools within 3 kms of their locations.

The inaugural program also featured UNICEF Country Representative, Louis-Georges Arsenault and Member of Planning Commission Dr. Narendra Jadhav.
New Delhi: With much of the success of Right to Education (RTE) Act hinging on the learning outcome, the government is contemplating to formulate 'national standards for schools' performance to keep students and parents well informed. "The initiative will bring out schools which are performing well and which are not doing that good so that parents are well informed," senior HRD Ministry official Brinda Swarup told a convention here. AFP AFP The move assumes significance in light of reports which suggest that learning outcome is still far from satisfactory in both primary and upper primary classes. The convention was organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF to evaluate the progress of RTE after three years and the performance of the states especially after the three-year deadline to implement the infrastructure requirement came to an end on March 31, 2013. Inaugurating the meet, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath she said NCPCR and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights should also monitor out-of-school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system. Swarup noted that though a lot has been achieved in meeting the RTE parameters, much more grounds need to be covered. She said that as against the target of 19.82 lakh teachers, 14.80 lakh have been recruited as of September 30, 2013. She said 90 per cent of the schools across the country have toilet facilities while 95 per cent have drinking water supply. Additional classrooms have been also been added. She in particular highlighted the role of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in implementing the 25 per cent reservation for students from the fringes of society in neighbourhood schools. During 2013-14, 2,08,731 primary schools and 1,59,731 upper primary schools were sanctioned, she said. On the key issue of redressal system for better implementation of the RTE mandate, she said 19 states have set up decentralised grievances redressal systems while 34 states have set up school management committees, notifying their roles and responsibilities. Secretary (School Education and Literacy) R Bhattacharya said 98 per cent of the habitation in the country have elementary schools as of today within 1 km and 92 per cent have upper primary schools within 3 km of their locations. PTI

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt-mulling-national-standards-for-schools-performance-1339603.html?utm_source=ref_article

National Convention to monitor progress of RTE Act

14 Jan 2014 07:01 PM, IST


National Convention to monitor progress of RTE Act
Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Tirath addressing the National Convention on the progress of Right to Education (RTE), in New Delhi on 14 Jan 2014.

By India Tomorrow News,
New Delhi, 14 Jan 2014: A two-day National Convention on “Three Years of Completion of the RTE Act” began on 14 Jan here in the national capital. The convention, jointly organized by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF, aims to monitor the progress for the Right To Education (RTE) Act that came into effect in April 2010.

In the inauguration speech, Minister of Women & Child Development, Krishna Tirath said that it was the responsibility of the government to provide and ensure free elementary education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years.

She continued by saying that the NCPCR and its state chapters should monitor out-of-school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system. This would include children who have never enrolled or dropped out, children who are temporarily absent, and children who are permanent migrants or migrate seasonally.

Also at the convention was Secretary of Education and Literacy, R. Bhattacharya, who stated the progress that had been made by the states and Union Territories on meeting the standards given in the schedule of the RTE Act. He highlighted that 98% of the habitation in the country now have elementary schools within 1 km and 92% have upper primary schools within 3 kms of their locations.

The inaugural program also featured UNICEF Country Representative, Louis-Georges Arsenault and Member of Planning Commission Dr. Narendra Jadhav.
Firstpost India Govt mulling ‘national standards’ for schools’ performance Jan 14, 2014 #Brinda Swarup #India #Krishna Tirath #NCPCR #NewsTracker #Right to Education #Unicef inShare 0 CommentsEmailPrint New Delhi: With much of the success of Right to Education (RTE) Act hinging on the learning outcome, the government is contemplating to formulate 'national standards for schools' performance to keep students and parents well informed. "The initiative will bring out schools which are performing well and which are not doing that good so that parents are well informed," senior HRD Ministry official Brinda Swarup told a convention here. AFP AFP The move assumes significance in light of reports which suggest that learning outcome is still far from satisfactory in both primary and upper primary classes. The convention was organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF to evaluate the progress of RTE after three years and the performance of the states especially after the three-year deadline to implement the infrastructure requirement came to an end on March 31, 2013. Inaugurating the meet, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath she said NCPCR and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights should also monitor out-of-school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system. Swarup noted that though a lot has been achieved in meeting the RTE parameters, much more grounds need to be covered. She said that as against the target of 19.82 lakh teachers, 14.80 lakh have been recruited as of September 30, 2013. She said 90 per cent of the schools across the country have toilet facilities while 95 per cent have drinking water supply. Additional classrooms have been also been added. She in particular highlighted the role of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in implementing the 25 per cent reservation for students from the fringes of society in neighbourhood schools. During 2013-14, 2,08,731 primary schools and 1,59,731 upper primary schools were sanctioned, she said. On the key issue of redressal system for better implementation of the RTE mandate, she said 19 states have set up decentralised grievances redressal systems while 34 states have set up school management committees, notifying their roles and responsibilities. Secretary (School Education and Literacy) R Bhattacharya said 98 per cent of the habitation in the country have elementary schools as of today within 1 km and 92 per cent have upper primary schools within 3 km of their locations. PTI

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt-mulling-national-standards-for-schools-performance-1339603.html?utm_source=ref_article
Govt mulling ‘national standards’ for schools’ performance Jan 14, 2014 #Brinda Swarup #India #Krishna Tirath #NCPCR #NewsTracker #Right to Education #Unicef inShare 0 CommentsEmailPrint New Delhi: With much of the success of Right to Education (RTE) Act hinging on the learning outcome, the government is contemplating to formulate 'national standards for schools' performance to keep students and parents well informed. "The initiative will bring out schools which are performing well and which are not doing that good so that parents are well informed," senior HRD Ministry official Brinda Swarup told a convention here. AFP AFP The move assumes significance in light of reports which suggest that learning outcome is still far from satisfactory in both primary and upper primary classes. The convention was organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF to evaluate the progress of RTE after three years and the performance of the states especially after the three-year deadline to implement the infrastructure requirement came to an end on March 31, 2013. Inaugurating the meet, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath she said NCPCR and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights should also monitor out-of-school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system. Swarup noted that though a lot has been achieved in meeting the RTE parameters, much more grounds need to be covered. She said that as against the target of 19.82 lakh teachers, 14.80 lakh have been recruited as of September 30, 2013. She said 90 per cent of the schools across the country have toilet facilities while 95 per cent have drinking water supply. Additional classrooms have been also been added. She in particular highlighted the role of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in implementing the 25 per cent reservation for students from the fringes of society in neighbourhood schools. During 2013-14, 2,08,731 primary schools and 1,59,731 upper primary schools were sanctioned, she said. On the key issue of redressal system for better implementation of the RTE mandate, she said 19 states have set up decentralised grievances redressal systems while 34 states have set up school management committees, notifying their roles and responsibilities. Secretary (School Education and Literacy) R Bhattacharya said 98 per cent of the habitation in the country have elementary schools as of today within 1 km and 92 per cent have upper primary schools within 3 km of their locations. PTI

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt-mulling-national-standards-for-schools-performance-1339603.html?utm_source=ref_article
Govt mulling ‘national standards’ for schools’ performance Jan 14, 2014 #Brinda Swarup #India #Krishna Tirath #NCPCR #NewsTracker #Right to Education #Unicef inShare 0 CommentsEmailPrint New Delhi: With much of the success of Right to Education (RTE) Act hinging on the learning outcome, the government is contemplating to formulate 'national standards for schools' performance to keep students and parents well informed. "The initiative will bring out schools which are performing well and which are not doing that good so that parents are well informed," senior HRD Ministry official Brinda Swarup told a convention here. AFP AFP The move assumes significance in light of reports which suggest that learning outcome is still far from satisfactory in both primary and upper primary classes. The convention was organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF to evaluate the progress of RTE after three years and the performance of the states especially after the three-year deadline to implement the infrastructure requirement came to an end on March 31, 2013. Inaugurating the meet, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath she said NCPCR and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights should also monitor out-of-school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system. Swarup noted that though a lot has been achieved in meeting the RTE parameters, much more grounds need to be covered. She said that as against the target of 19.82 lakh teachers, 14.80 lakh have been recruited as of September 30, 2013. She said 90 per cent of the schools across the country have toilet facilities while 95 per cent have drinking water supply. Additional classrooms have been also been added. She in particular highlighted the role of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in implementing the 25 per cent reservation for students from the fringes of society in neighbourhood schools. During 2013-14, 2,08,731 primary schools and 1,59,731 upper primary schools were sanctioned, she said. On the key issue of redressal system for better implementation of the RTE mandate, she said 19 states have set up decentralised grievances redressal systems while 34 states have set up school management committees, notifying their roles and responsibilities. Secretary (School Education and Literacy) R Bhattacharya said 98 per cent of the habitation in the country have elementary schools as of today within 1 km and 92 per cent have upper primary schools within 3 km of their locations. PTI

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/govt-mulling-national-standards-for-schools-performance-1339603.html?utm_source=ref_article

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