RTE would be implemented from this year: Chavan

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 00:06

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that Right to Education Act would be implemented in the state from this academic year.

Talking to reporters here, Chavan said the process of formulating rules for adopting the law by the state was on.

He said discussions were on to finalise the income cap for weaker sections. "In the first year, the Act will be implemented for the standard first," he said.

Chavan said creamy layer provisions would not be applicable for SC/ST/VJNT students.

The Act will be implemented in all schools, excluding the unaided institutions for minorities. There is also a proposal to set up a tribunal for monitoring the implementation of the Act.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 00:06

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