Separate cell for RTE to come up in child rights panel
Chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) Usha Chaturvedi has said that children have constitutional right to free and compulsory education (RTE). The commission will play the role of an alert sentinel regarding implementation of these rights.
She added that a separate cell would be constituted in the commission to monitor implementation of the RTE Act. Chaturvedi was addressing a one-day workshop of Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act on Saturday.
She said the commission was responsible for monitoring of implementation of this Act and suggestions would be invited from experts regarding hurdles in the implementation.
Principal secretary of women and child development, BR Naidu said such workshops should be held at division and district-level also.
Commissioner tribal development Ashish Upadhyay said the effective implementation of the act would create an atmosphere of fearlessness towards education among children.
Commissioner of Rajya Shiksha Kendra Rashmi Arun Shami gave details about implementation of the act in the state. She informed that almost all schools in the state have buildings of their own. Problems of drinking water and toilets will be removed in next six months.
Advisor to Rajhya Shiksha Kendra LS Baghel also spoke. Manager of UNICEF state office Piyush Mathur, members of SCPCR Vibhanshu Joshi, Reeta Upmanyu and Vijaya Shukla also expressed their views.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai arrived in the national capital on Friday and his sudden visit, second in less than 10 days, sparked off speculation in political circles, especially within the ruling BJP. After landing in Delhi, the chief minister directly went to call on a Union minister, sources said. The chief minister left Bengaluru for the national capital this afternoon and his return-schedule to Bengaluru has been kept "open".
The, ST Development Council meeting chaired by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai approved theSP/ TSP action plan for the year 2022-23 on Friday, after which the CM instructed officials to spend Scheduled Castes Sub Plan grants only for those targeted communities. Bommai also instructed the officials of the State Development Council to spend the grants made for the welfare of SC/ST communities only for these sections on Friday.
Trinamool Congress candidate Alo Rani Sarkar, who unsuccessfully contested the Bongaon South assembly seat in 2021, is a Bangladeshi national, the Calcutta high court said on Friday while passing its order on Sarkar's petition that challenged the poll results. Alo Rani Sarkar filed the petition after the polls results were declared on May 2, 2021.
The areas which received the heavy hailstorm earlier this month is known for its cherry harvest. “I usually sell 30 to 40 boxes every day to the locals but in coming days, when all varieties will be available in market, my sales will further pick up along with good rates,” he added. Growers say though bulk of stone fruits is dispatched outside the UT, local sales too have a good potential to compensate losses.
National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Friday said that the Modi government has failed to restore peace in Kashmir and the increased tourist footfall and multiple flights to the Valley cannot be called signs of normalcy. Addressing mediapersons at the party headquarters here, he said, “No one is feeling secure amid targeted killings. The state of fear is such that Pandit employees are ready to quit their jobs and run away from Kashmir.”