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The Delhi High Court.(HT Photo)

Provide gadgets, Internet to poor students for online classes: Delhi HC to schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:51 PM IST
The court also directed the constitution of a three-member committee which would ensure uniformity and expedite the supply of gadgets/equipment to EWS/DG students
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

RTE Act: Only 952 of 3,717 students got admission in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 22 schools get notice

Noida | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:39 AM IST
As many as 6,261 children had applied for benefits under RTE Act, a central law that mandates free and compulsory education to every child aged 6-14, in this session in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, the officials said.
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Chandigarh education department asks deputy commissioner not to assign non-academic duties to schoolteachers

Hindustan Times, | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Section 27 of the RTE Act prohibits deployment of teachers for non-educational purposes, barring few
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UT has no panel to hear plaints of teachers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2020 12:47 AM IST
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2015, after amending the Right to Education Act (2009), had made it mandatory to form a state-level committee under director (schools) to take up appeals of teachers working in government schools
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Decade-old EWS criteria for pvt schools in Chandigarh leaves financially backward in lurch

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:32 AM IST
The cap on a family’s annual income for eligibility under the category is 1.5 lakh
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Nursery EWS admission: Chandigarh school reports fake income certificate

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Alleges father concealed wife’s income, though she earns 30,000 per month from a salon
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UT invites EWS students to apply for income certificates

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Details uploaded on UT Sampark Centre website
Representative(HT File)
Representative(HT File)

Right to Education: Supreme Court notice to Karnataka on changing school admission rule

Karnataka | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:39 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to look into the legality of the Karnataka government rule, which exempted unaided and private schools from admitting to class one 25 per cent students from the socially and economically disadvantaged groups.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT file)
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank(HT file)

Private schools should admit 25% students from weaker sections: HRD minister

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2019 01:57 PM IST
The RTE Act under section 12 (2) also makes provision for reimbursement of expenditure to schools providing free and compulsory elementary education as specified in Section 12(1)(c), he said.
The learning outcomes have actually come down during the past decade despite enormous amount of investments. Increase in the number of teachers has not solved the problem of quality.(HT Photo)
The learning outcomes have actually come down during the past decade despite enormous amount of investments. Increase in the number of teachers has not solved the problem of quality.(HT Photo)

India is too diverse for a one-size-fits-all education policy

By Anil Swarup
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:42 PM IST
There is no need of a national policy to address the issues that afflict school education. Most of the actions relating to education lie in the states
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(File)

Private schools still a pipe dream for poor in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 09:03 AM IST
10 years after RTE Act kicked in, enrolment of poor children in private schools remains abysmal.Far more shocking has been the performance in Patna district. Hardly 936 poor children got admission in private schools in 2016-17. In Nalanda, the home district of chief minister Nitish Kumar, the figure stood at 1,532.
The civic body’s education department on Friday said it will not allow fresh applications for the second round of school admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) quota(HT Photo)
The civic body’s education department on Friday said it will not allow fresh applications for the second round of school admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) quota(HT Photo)

No fresh applications for round 2 of RTE admissions: BMC

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 02:26 AM IST
In the first round of RTE admissions, 2,261 of the 3,532 selected students were admitted into schools. This year, over 11,000 students had applied for more than 7,000 seats across 356 schools in the Mumbai region.
The Centre’s affidavit came in response to a PIL by NGO Social Jurist, which had sought an extension of the benefits of the RTE Act for the EWS and disadvantaged group till class 12.(HTPHOTO)
The Centre’s affidavit came in response to a PIL by NGO Social Jurist, which had sought an extension of the benefits of the RTE Act for the EWS and disadvantaged group till class 12.(HTPHOTO)

‘Consideration of RTE extension only after new govt’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 04:38 AM IST
In an affidavit, the Union human resource development ministry informed the court that extension of the RTE to class 12 would require more “synergic cooperation between different levels of government and will have large financial implications”.
Under the RTE Act, children are supposed to get free books and uniforms.(Representative image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Under the RTE Act, children are supposed to get free books and uniforms.(Representative image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Students shouldn’t be forced to buy non-NCERT, non-SCERT books’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:16 PM IST
To facilitate affordable and quality education, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the state education department and the education board to ensure that children are not forced to carry books other than those published or prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research Training.
The education department said that 2,261 students have confirmed their admissions for seats under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in schools after the end of first round.
The education department said that 2,261 students have confirmed their admissions for seats under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in schools after the end of first round.

2,261 students confirm admissions for seats under RTE in first round

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 03:05 AM IST
This leaves 1,271 vacant seats after the end of round 1 of admissions.
Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE
Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE

Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 10:30 AM IST
The move comes after the commission received numerous complaints from parents of children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and are enrolled in private schools under the RTE Act.
Gyan Bharti School, Saket(Hindustan Times File)
Gyan Bharti School, Saket(Hindustan Times File)

Private school in Delhi asks class 9 EWS students to pay fees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Parents of children studying under the EWS quota said Gyan Bharati School, Saket handed over fee slips to their wards on Tuesday asking them to pay an amount of R22,400 for the April-June quarter.
RTE admissions: 11,542 apply in first round of registrations(AFP)
RTE admissions: 11,542 apply in first round of registrations(AFP)

RTE admissions: 11,542 apply in first round of registrations

Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 04:16 AM IST
Sudhir Paranjape, an activist from NGO Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti, said authorities have to do much more to ensure more children from underprivileged families make it to private schools.
EWS parents say school asking for full fee(Hindustan Times Media)
EWS parents say school asking for full fee(Hindustan Times Media)

Pay like others or take your kid elsewhere, EWS parents say school asking full fee

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 09:51 AM IST
St Lawrence Convent, they claimed, told them that the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, is applicable only till the completion of elementary education.
According to statistics there has been a steady rise in RTE admissions -- from 54 in 2014 to nearly 4,000 in 2015, around 17,200 in 2016, about 28,000 in 2017 to as many as 42,000 in 2018.(Representative image)
According to statistics there has been a steady rise in RTE admissions -- from 54 in 2014 to nearly 4,000 in 2015, around 17,200 in 2016, about 28,000 in 2017 to as many as 42,000 in 2018.(Representative image)

UP pvt schools soften stance over admission of EWS kids under RTE

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The private schools, which were earlier adamant on not giving admission to economically weaker section children under the Right to Education Act due to non reimbursement of their fees by the state government, have now soften their stance and are willing to give admission to the unprivileged children.
The state education department on Friday released the schedule for admission for economically weaker section (EWS) category for classes 1 to 12 in private schools. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The state education department on Friday released the schedule for admission for economically weaker section (EWS) category for classes 1 to 12 in private schools. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Will ensure admission for EWS students under RTE Act: Government

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 02:18 AM IST
Under RTE Act, 25 % of all the seats in class 1 are to be reserved for EWS candidates in private schools. As per rule 134-A of HSER, 2003, all private schools are required to reserve 10% seats from classes 2 to 8 under the EWS category.
After consultation with principals, teachers, students and other stakeholders, an advisory committee on Thursday submitted a report to the Delhi government, recommending against “unconditional scrapping of the no-detention policy” in classes 5 and 8.(HT File Photo)
After consultation with principals, teachers, students and other stakeholders, an advisory committee on Thursday submitted a report to the Delhi government, recommending against “unconditional scrapping of the no-detention policy” in classes 5 and 8.(HT File Photo)

Detention in select cases, give students a chance: Panel to Delhi government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 02:08 AM IST
Chaired by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) member Anurag Kundu, the committee proposed that ‘detention’ be named as ‘extension’ and the provision be exercised “only in exceptional cases.”
For states that may not have adequate infrastructure to execute RTE Act, the compilation of best practices aims to be a starting point of reference.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
For states that may not have adequate infrastructure to execute RTE Act, the compilation of best practices aims to be a starting point of reference.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Exclusion in learning remains, despite RTE Act

By Sarah Zia
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 02:57 PM IST
The performance of the RTE implementing states was assessed on three parameters, namely, policy framing, operations and reimbursements.
The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.(Arun Sharma/HT file)
The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.(Arun Sharma/HT file)

Delhi government invites suggestions over RTE amendments in no-detention policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 07:09 PM IST
The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.
The Delhi High Court has taken the authorities to task for assigning duties to schoolteachers which are “not remotely” connected to imparting education.(File)
The Delhi High Court has taken the authorities to task for assigning duties to schoolteachers which are “not remotely” connected to imparting education.(File)

Teachers cannot be asked to perform non-educational duties outside RTE Act : Delhi HC

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 05:47 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has taken the authorities to task for assigning duties to schoolteachers which are “not remotely” connected to imparting education.
An organisation comprising teachers of Delhi municipal corporation schools filed a plea in Delhi HC alleging that teachers were given duties not linked to education.(HT File / Representative Photo)
An organisation comprising teachers of Delhi municipal corporation schools filed a plea in Delhi HC alleging that teachers were given duties not linked to education.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Can’t force teachers to do non-academic work: Delhi HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 03:16 PM IST
Justice C Hari Shankar of Delhi HC set aside the notifications issued by the municipal authorities directing the teachers to conduct non-educational activities’.
Unaided Private Schools’ Association has written to UP government demanding immediate re-imbursement of fees payable to schools for admitting/teaching children of EWS and disadvantaged sections.(File Photo)
Unaided Private Schools’ Association has written to UP government demanding immediate re-imbursement of fees payable to schools for admitting/teaching children of EWS and disadvantaged sections.(File Photo)

Pvt schools on RTE admissions: ‘Will not take EWS kids, if govt doesn’t reimburse fees’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Private schools in UP on Thursday announced that they will not admit children from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) in the next session, if the government does not give re-reimbursement for the last six years as per the RTE Act and judgment thereafter.
EWS admission process kicks off(Hindustan Times)
EWS admission process kicks off(Hindustan Times)

As EWS admission process kicks off, parents point to lack of support

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 03:51 PM IST
Kumar explained that parents who do not have access to NGOs or anganwadis, which organise camps for filling of forms often turn to cyber cafes which charge anything between 150-300.
A division bench headed by the chief justice of Delhi HC has directed the education secretary to file the response before February 5 on the plea of a differently-abled child who had to forfeit his admission in a private school due to lack of required facilities.(File Photo)
A division bench headed by the chief justice of Delhi HC has directed the education secretary to file the response before February 5 on the plea of a differently-abled child who had to forfeit his admission in a private school due to lack of required facilities.(File Photo)

HC pulls up Delhi government on 5-year-old differently-abled student’s plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2019 02:19 PM IST
The boy, who is 100% hearing impaired, was selected in a draw of lots at Hazari Lal Public School, Khera Khurd. However, the authorities told his parents that the school was not equipped to cater to the boy’s special needs.
Seven months into the academic session, hundreds of economically disadvantaged parents in the national capital have complained that their wards had not been provided with free books, stationery and uniforms by many private schools.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Seven months into the academic session, hundreds of economically disadvantaged parents in the national capital have complained that their wards had not been provided with free books, stationery and uniforms by many private schools.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

EWS students at private schools still waiting for free books, uniforms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2018 07:22 AM IST
Under the RTE Act, 2009, 25 % of seats in entry-level classes — nursery, KG and first standard — are to be reserved for children whose parents earn less than Rs 1 lakh per annum.
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