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Union Government to launch two-month outreach on Education policy

The Union Government is planning to launch a two-month-long national outreach program on the new National Education Policy (NEP) to bring on board all the stakeholders, including states and institutions so that they can understand the details of the policy and its structural reforms. The advantages and the facilities under this policy will also be ..

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Parliament passes RTE amendment Bill

The Parliament has given its approval for the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018. What was the amendment proposed? The features of the amendment proposed are: The amendment bill does away with the no-detention policy mentioned in the law. The amendment bill now leaves it to the states to decide ..

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Parliament passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Parliament has passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with Rajya Sabha approving it. Lok Sabha had passed it earlier. The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009 by extending the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment. ..

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Union Cabinet approves amendment to RTE Act, 2009

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendment to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The amendment seeks to ensure all teachers, in position as on March 2015, acquire minimum qualifications prescribed by academic authority to extend period for such training for 4 years up to March 2019.  Background The RTE ..

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Nursery admissions not within purview of RTE Act: Tharoor

As per the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor, the Right to Education (RTE) does not apply to nursery admissions. The RTE doesn’t apply to nursery admissions as the law specifies 8 years of compulsory schooling from the age of 6 to 14. Nursery children are younger than the minimum age. There ..

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