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HRD need ‘realistic’ plans to streamline process to recognise schools: Parliamentary panel
"The HRD Ministry should go for realistic planning and expedite its efforts to streamline the process of granting 'certificate of recognition' in consultation with the respective state governments to consider the granting of recognition to government schools in a time-bound manner," the panel said
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 5, 2018 5:52:55 pm
“The HRD Ministry should go for realistic planning and expedite its efforts to streamline the process of granting ‘certificate of recognition’ in consultation with the respective state governments to consider the granting of recognition to government schools in a time-bound manner,” the panel said
The HRD Ministry should go for “realistic” planning and expedite efforts to streamline the process of granting recognition to schools in a time-bound manner, a Parliamentary panel has recommended. “The committee is dismayed to note that for developing a transparent mechanism and adequate safeguards for recognition of a school, a substantial time has already elapsed in finding a viable solution, devoid of red-tapism, to the problem.”
“The HRD Ministry should go for realistic planning and expedite its efforts to streamline the process of granting ‘certificate of recognition’ in consultation with the respective state governments to consider the granting of recognition to government schools in a time-bound manner,” the panel said in its report. The committee had earlier pointed out that a large number of private schools all over the country had been closed for non-compliance of norms laid down in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act) which in turn had resulted in the deprivation of a larger number of children of their right to education.
“The norms and standards of the RTE Act for providing recognition of private schools and the additional conditions imposed by the state governments were ‘onerous’ and ‘unrealistic’, thereby leading to harassment and sometimes closure of private unaided schools by education officials,” it had noted in its earlier report. The panel had recommended that the HRD Ministry should streamline the process of ‘certificate of recognition’ and make it more transparent and also constitute an independent body comprising of noted academicians, in consultation with respective state governments.
“The HRD Ministry has apprised the committee that a transparent mechanism and adequate safeguards need to be developed by the ‘appropriate government’. It has also been emphasised on states and UTs that a transparent mechanism needs to be evolved for recognition of schools,” the panel report said.
RTE helpline, cells to open
Those who need greater clarity on the modalities of the
Right to Education Act can now hope for help through a helpline and
cells specially opened at State and district levels to coordinate
implementation of the legislation.
centralised helpline number — 1800-425-34567 — will soon be accessible,
specific numbers for all districts will also be announced.
to Education Department officials, there will be one State-level cell
at the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan office in Bangalore, which will issue
guidelines and coordinate implementation of the Act.
Cells will also be opened in districts.
Implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme in Nagaland
Some Issues and Problems
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the most significant effort of Govt. of
India initiated in November 2000 as a Centrally-sponsored scheme, to
ensure universal elementary education (of all children in the age group
6-14 years). The broad objectives of SSA are :(a)enrolment of all
children in schools, Education Guarantee Scheme centres, alternate
schools and `back-to-school` camps; (b) retention of all children till
upper primary stage; (c) bridging gender and social category gaps in
enrolment, retention and learning; and (d) ensuring significant
enhancement in learning achievement levels of children at primary and
upper primary stages. The scheme got a thrust when it became a medium to
implement Right to Education (RTE) Act which came into force on 1st
April, 2010. The SSA, a major fla…
Arunachalee to serve as NCPCR watchdog in state
Fri, 11 May 2012ANI Tweet
Itanagar, May 11 (ANI): Taking serious exception to reports of
rampant violation of human rights of the girl child, particularly in the
name of child marriage, a National Commission for Protection of Child
Rights (NCPCR) team led by Chairperson Professor Shanta Sinha, has
announced plans to appoint an Arunachalee to serve as a watchdog of the
commission in the state.
"This could be the maiden three-day visit
of the NCPCR team, including Member Dipa Dixit and Registrar B.K.Sahu,
since its inception in 2007, but we have been in constant touch with the
GoAP (Government of Arunachal Pradesh) as well as the civil society and
NGOs, who have been filing complaints on violation of child rights,"
Sinha told media here yesterday.
The team, after interacting with
faculty of the Rajiv Gandhi University on Thursday, has proposed to
collaborate with the varsity to spread awareness about chi…