Chandigarh: Haryana government on Thursday approved the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory
Education Rules, 2011, which would benefit about 22 lakh
children in the state.
The rules have been prepared in pursuance of provisions
of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act,
A decision to this effect was taken by cabinet which met
here under the chairmanship of chief minister Bhupinder Singh
A State Advisory Council under the Chairmanship of
Minister in-charge shall be formed to ensure proper
implementation of provisions of Rules, Hooda told reporters
There will be a primary school within a radius of one km
and a middle school within three kms from a ward in case of
urban area and gram panchayat in case of rural areas. No child
will be denied admission for want of age proof.
The children in age group of 6-14 who are not going
school will be identified and by giving special training they
would be brought at par with the other students.
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation methodology will
be adopted under RTE. This will make the children free from
fear and anxiety of the exam, he said.
Though there will be no Board exam in Class VIII, there
will be testing of the child on a regular basis at short
This testing will help teachers understand the weak areas
of the child and teacher will provide additional support