Friday, January 24, 2014

Worried Over RTE, Govt Starts Training Programme

Worried Over RTE, Govt Starts Training Programme

Published: 29th December 2013 08:27 AM
Last Updated: 29th December 2013 08:27 AM
Slow progress in the implementation of the Right to Education Act in the first two years of its implementation has prompted the government to formulate a training programme for elected representatives and other stake holders at the state, district and taluk levels from this week.
Requesting the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Directorate to take care of the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) campaign across the State, the government has instructed all the DDPIs to report about the completion of the programme by January 30.
Comprehensive details of the RTE Act such as who can avail benefits, whom to contact and other issues will be dealt with effectively under the programme. Elected representatives, members of NGOs, RTI activists, public and school representatives will be trained on the effective implementation of the RTI. They would also be educated about ways to tackle grievances and other issues by resource persons.
A copy of the government communication available with ‘Express’ shows that DDPIs in association with Zilla Panchayat administration should hold training programmes at the district-level, whereas executive officer and BEOs should shoulder the responsibilities at the taluk-level.
Participants (NGO members and public) will be provided with `100 travelling allowance at district-level and `75 at the taluk-level.  Zilla panchayat auditoriums at the district-level and taluk panchayat auditoriums at taluk-level have been selected for training the stake holders on the designated dates which falls on the fourth week of December at district-level, first and second Week of January at the taluk-level.
The completion report of the training should be submitted to the state SSA directorate by January 30.
Even CBSE Schools To Reserve Seats
Chitradurga: From this year, parents interested in getting good education for their children have the option of sending their wards to CBSE schools.
Except for the educational institutions run by minority communities, all other institutions are instructed to reserve 25 per cent seats for SCs, STs, OBCs, orphans, migrant children, street kids, disabled and HIV affected children.
The RTE Act also states that admission should be given in schools either starting from LKG or Class I.
Candidates will be selected under the supervision of the BEOs of respective taluks.
As per the schedule, a detailed list of seats under the RTE Act will be announced on the notice board of the schools on January 6. Schools are instructed to receive applications from January 7 to February 8.
After this, scrutiny and announcement of the list of the selected candidates will be announced on the notice board of the respective BEO offices on February 17.

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