RTE Act Current Affairs, GK & News

School education scheme extended for 5 years

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of ‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme’ for school education for further five years. Key Points As per the education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, scheme would continue from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026. This would be called as ‘Samagra Shiksha Scheme 2’ To implement the scheme, financial outlay ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Annual Status of Education Report 2019

On January 14, 2020, the Non-Profit Organization Pratham released its annual report, Annual Status of Education Report, 2019. The report is based on the survey conducted in 26 districts that covers 36,000 children in the age group of 4 to 8 years. Key Findings of the report Number of girls enrolled in government schools is ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Lok Sabha passes The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Lok Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009 to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment. Through the amending measure inadequately qualified teachers as on ..

Month: 

Topics: 

HRD Ministry: No Detention Policy to be removed from next Academic Year

The HRD Ministry has decided to remove the no-detention policy for students from the next academic year. Under the Right to Education Act, no child will be detained or held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8. Rationale The government’s decision comes after it had received several complaints ..

Month: 

Topics: 

NITI Aayog calls for review RTE Act

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has called for a review of the provisions of the Right To Education (RTE) Act that stipulate children who do not perform well cannot be held back up to 8th Class. The RTE Act aims to provide primary education to all children aged 6 to 14 years. ..

Month: 

Topics: