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According to statements issued by various organizations, from Monday movement of vehicles bearing registration numbers beginning with NL-10 and NL-11, used by government vehicles, will be restricted.(TWITTER/@Dimapur Police.)

Demanding a section of teachers be included into mainstream, Naga students to ban govt vehicles

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The ban sought by Naga Students Federation (NSF) and Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF), two influential student organizations, has been supported by student bodies of most tribes in the state.
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Assam Education, Health and Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI file)
Assam Education, Health and Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. (PTI file)

29,701 teachers working under SSA will get to work till 60 yrs: Assam minister

Guwahati | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2020 11:53 AM IST
The Assam Education Minister further added that the 17 schools in which students were not able to pass the matriculation exam will be closed and their teachers will be transferred to other schools.
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Punjab chief secretary to probe reduction of teachers’ salaries

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 10:49 PM IST
The commission has given 15 days to the chief secretary to collect data and submit the action report.
ASER is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels in India.
ASER is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels in India.

Four-fold rise in education funds in 10 years, but students’ learning levels down

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, expenditure on primary education in Rajasthan increased by 4.58 times between 2008 and 2018, which was revealed by the state government in reply to a question raised in the assembly recently.
Meritorious schools have 240 teachers, who were recruited as contractual employees between 2014 and 2018, and are eligible for regularisation(HT PHOTO)
Meritorious schools have 240 teachers, who were recruited as contractual employees between 2014 and 2018, and are eligible for regularisation(HT PHOTO)

Govt begins process of regularising teachers of meritorious schools

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Jatinder Mahal
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:23 PM IST
The move comes after continuous protest by the teachers and their willingness to receive the same salary being provided to teachers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Increasing girls’ enrolment and transforming infrastructure, this teacher in UP is an inspiration

Hindustan Times | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 09:25 AM IST
Dilapidated buildings, broken toilets, creaking furniture, no power supply -- these are some issues that plague many of our government schools. But making a way through this gloom are torchbearers like Sangeeta Sharma of Badaun and Sarvest Kumar of Basti -- two teachers who transformed their schools through determination.
At the beginning of the millennium, the per capita income of the five richest states (based on per capita income) in India was 145% higher than that of the bottom states.(Reuters Photo)
At the beginning of the millennium, the per capita income of the five richest states (based on per capita income) in India was 145% higher than that of the bottom states.(Reuters Photo)

India’s growing regional inequality challenge

Livemint | By Nikita Kwatra, Pramit Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:36 PM IST
On many development parameters, India appears to be almost like a continent, with different states at vastly different stages of development.
The eldest of the four siblings, a 14-year-old girl, told the child rights panel that she had been repeatedly abused by her landlord and his son since her mother died a year ago.(Representative Image)
The eldest of the four siblings, a 14-year-old girl, told the child rights panel that she had been repeatedly abused by her landlord and his son since her mother died a year ago.(Representative Image)

Delhi child rights panel rescues 4 siblings living under abuse and neglect

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 10:35 AM IST
Three sisters — aged 14, eight and four years — and their toddler brother had been living on little food with untreated wounds and skin diseases for almost over year till they were rescued on March 6, said a member of DCPCR.
Punjab education minister OP Soni(HT File)
Punjab education minister OP Soni(HT File)

Notification to regularise services of 13,728 teachers issued: Punjab education minister

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Services of 7,356 teachers recruited under the SSA, 1,194 under the RMSA and 5,178 teachers recruited under the Pendu Sahyogi Teacher Scheme will be regularised.
(HT File)
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5178 Punjab teachers, 850 nurses to be regularised

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 08:12 AM IST
Of the 5,178 teachers, 5,078 were recruited in the master’s cadre and 100 as classical and vernacular teachers by the education department in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Budget 2019 : The government on Friday announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories.(AFP/File)
Budget 2019 : The government on Friday announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories.(AFP/File)

Budget 2019 : National Education Mission gets Rs 38,572 crore

IANS, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Budget 2019 : The government on Friday announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories.
Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

ASER 2018: In UP, 50% students still go to pvt schools

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday.
Till 2016, private school enrollment was increasing in the state, but in 2018 the figures show a decline.(HT File Photo)
Till 2016, private school enrollment was increasing in the state, but in 2018 the figures show a decline.(HT File Photo)

In UP, 50% students still go to private schools: ASER 2018

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Report: Attendance sees improvement from 56% in 2016 to about 60% in 2018
Members of Sanjha Morcha Teachers union holding a protest IN front of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib on October 29.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Members of Sanjha Morcha Teachers union holding a protest IN front of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib on October 29.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

HT Explainer: Why schoolteachers are up in arms in Punjab?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Thousands of schoolteachers have been protesting in chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s hometown of Patiala for the past three weeks to demand regularisation with full pay. Navneet Sharma dissects the issue
Sixteen protesting women teachers in Patiala got ‘Punjab Sarkar Murdabad’ written on their hands with ‘heena’ on the occasion of ‘Karwa Chauth’ as their protest for regularisation of their jobs without a pay cut entered its 21st day on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Sixteen protesting women teachers in Patiala got ‘Punjab Sarkar Murdabad’ written on their hands with ‘heena’ on the occasion of ‘Karwa Chauth’ as their protest for regularisation of their jobs without a pay cut entered its 21st day on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Will fight this battle of survival till last breath, say protesting Punjab teachers

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Teachers have been staging a dharna in Patiala for the past 23 days against Punjab government over a cut in their salaries in lieu of regularisation.
A statue of the Maratha king Shivaji(HT Photo)
A statue of the Maratha king Shivaji(HT Photo)

Textbook referring to Shivaji’s son Sambhaji as an alcoholic barred in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Musab Qazi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 10:24 AM IST
The opposition in Maharashtra demanded withdrawal of the book and an apology from the Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde.
The cabinet approved the regularisation proposal with the condition that the teachers would be paid Rs 10,300 per month along with a monthly allowance of Rs 5,000 for three years, and their services will be regularised on completion of three years.(HT Photo)
The cabinet approved the regularisation proposal with the condition that the teachers would be paid Rs 10,300 per month along with a monthly allowance of Rs 5,000 for three years, and their services will be regularised on completion of three years.(HT Photo)

No rethink on regularisation of contractual teachers: OP Soni

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 10:23 PM IST
The minister said the cabinet had approved the regularisation of their services only after the teacher unions agreed, but they have now gone back on their word.
`Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is a flagship government programme for achieving universalisation of elementary education.(HT file)
`Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is a flagship government programme for achieving universalisation of elementary education.(HT file)

Implement education scheme in state homes for special kids: Bombay High Court

PTI, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 04:03 PM IST
The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that the key education scheme `Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ is implemented in state-run homes for children with mental deficiency.
Students of the government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Banki block say that the ceiling of their classroom leaks every time it rains.(HT Photo)
Students of the government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Banki block say that the ceiling of their classroom leaks every time it rains.(HT Photo)

In leaking govt school in UP, students learn with umbrellas in hand

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 01:45 PM IST
One of the teachers of the government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Banki says the leakage has also caused a drop in attendance.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani pays tribute to the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at an all party condolence meeting organised for him, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.(PTI)
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani pays tribute to the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at an all party condolence meeting organised for him, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.(PTI)

Vajpayee’s achievements to be included in school textbooks in Rajasthan

PTI, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 03:04 PM IST
Milestones achieved during the regime of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be included in school textbooks in Rajasthan from the next academic session, Education Minister Vasudev Devnani said.
Government employees were detained in Srinagar on Tuesday as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of governor N N Vohra.(Representative Image/AP Photo)
Government employees were detained in Srinagar on Tuesday as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of governor N N Vohra.(Representative Image/AP Photo)

Srinagar teachers hold protest to demand implementation of 7th pay commission, detained

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2018 03:01 PM IST
The protesting employees were demanding implementation of the seventh pay commission, an official said.
Teacher Namita Bhagat, in class with the students at M C Primary School Dilshad Garden, O Block Delhi(Hindustan Times Media)
Teacher Namita Bhagat, in class with the students at M C Primary School Dilshad Garden, O Block Delhi(Hindustan Times Media)

Appoint special educators in all schools, provide scholarship to each special child: HC

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The HC also directed all educational institutions in the state to provide amanuensis — a person whose job is to write on behalf of another person — to visually challenged students within three months

Only 560 aided madarsas to get free NCERT books

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2018 03:22 PM IST
The state government decided to make NCERT books mandatory in madarsas. However, a number of madarsas complained that even as the academic session was underway, the free books were still to arrive.

Paid maternity leave for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers increased to 26 weeks

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parina Sood, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 03:38 PM IST
The order will cover all teachers under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan with effect from April 1, 2017; about 500 teachers to benefit in UT
Swarup said the HRD ministry will come out with a guideline by June 30 relating to the Central government’s financial assistance to the proposed pre-school units to be set up by the school education department.(Getty Images)
Swarup said the HRD ministry will come out with a guideline by June 30 relating to the Central government’s financial assistance to the proposed pre-school units to be set up by the school education department.(Getty Images)

Centre to set up pre-school educational units: Union school education secretary Anil Swarup

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 11:17 AM IST
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is coming out with a curriculum in this regard by 2018 end, Anil Swarup said on the sidelines of a session on pre-school policy organised by the ASSOCHAM.
The real barrier to tailoring development interventions to district needs is not data (although it certainly is part of the story) but the centralised financing and decision-making structure that districts are embedded in(Bloomberg)
The real barrier to tailoring development interventions to district needs is not data (although it certainly is part of the story) but the centralised financing and decision-making structure that districts are embedded in(Bloomberg)

Why the Aspirational Districts Programme may not change anything on ground

By Yamini Aiyar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2018 02:51 PM IST
In building an outcome-focused, data-driven framework Niti Ayog has taken an important step. But data is not a substitute for entrenched implementation failure.
Ekansh Trust, a non-profit organisation working to empower persons with disabilities, organised the meeting to discuss the experiences of homeschooling parents and spread awareness about the alternatives to parents of children with special needs.(HT Representative Photo)
Ekansh Trust, a non-profit organisation working to empower persons with disabilities, organised the meeting to discuss the experiences of homeschooling parents and spread awareness about the alternatives to parents of children with special needs.(HT Representative Photo)

Special kids not feeling at ‘home’ in school? Here is the alternative

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Parents feel society lacks awareness about homeschooling as an alternative to mainstream education.
Students of Madrasa Gulshan E Raza Taleemul Quraan Orphanage watch a live telecast of PM Narendra Modi at Colaba in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Students of Madrasa Gulshan E Raza Taleemul Quraan Orphanage watch a live telecast of PM Narendra Modi at Colaba in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Free textbooks for schools, including madrasas, if they adopt curriculum

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2018 07:38 AM IST
The provision, announced by the human resource development ministry, has been made under the new integrated scheme of school education wherein free textbooks will be provided to all children in government, local body and government-aided schools.
The cabinet committee has also allocated Rs75,000 crore for the same, which is a 20% increase over the existing allocation.(PTI File Photo)
The cabinet committee has also allocated Rs75,000 crore for the same, which is a 20% increase over the existing allocation.(PTI File Photo)

Cabinet nod to integrated scheme on school education

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The main objective of the scheme is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education from nursery to senior secondary stage.
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