NCPCR to monitor implementation of RTE Act
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 22:35
New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has been mandated to monitor the implementation of the historic Right to Education Act which is coming into force from tomorrow.

A special Division within NCPCR will undertake this task in the coming months and years.

The commission has set up a special toll-free helpline to register complaints in this area, the NCPCR said today.

The child rights commission invited all civil society groups, students, teachers, administrators, artists, writers, government personnel, legislators, members of the judiciary and other stakeholders to join hands and work together in this respect.

Under the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, every child in the age group of 6-14 years will be provided eight years of elementary education in an age-appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his or her neighbourhood.

Any cost that prevents a child from accessing school will be borne by the state which shall have the responsibility of enrolling the child as well as ensuring attendance and completion of eight years of schooling.

The act will ensure that no child is denied admission for want of documents, no child shall be turned away if the admission cycle in the school is over and no child shall be asked to take an admission test. Children with disabilities will also be educated in the mainstream schools.


First Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 22:35

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