NCPCR to monitor implementation of RTE Act

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.

PTI



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