Form mechanism to hear grievances under RTE Act: Bombay HC to govt

The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to devise a mechanism to hear grievances of students who do not get admission in private schools under Right to Education (RTE)

Will look into possibility of including madrasas in mainstream educational system: Naqvi

With Maharashtra government's controversial decision on madrasas creating a political furore, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which does not consider madrasas as educational institutions.

Action against schools if parents stopped from carrying mobiles

Private schools in the city have been warned of strict action by the Education Directorate if they bar parents from carrying mobile phones in school premises due to fears that they could be used to collect evidence against demands for capitation fees.

'Extend admission deadline for EWS kids'

A forum of parents of school children on Monday asked Delhi government to extend the deadlines for admission of kids belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) in private schools under the RTE Act.

Review 'no-detention' policy: Education panel to govt

An education panel constituted by CABE, the highest decision-making body on education in the country, has recommended the government to review the no-detention policy till class VIII under the RTE Act which has come under a lot of criticism.

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RTE Act not applicable to minority institutions: SC

The Supreme Court today held that the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, which mandates 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged, is not applicable to minority institutions.

SC upholds constitutional validity of RTE Act

The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, which mandates that 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the economically disadvantaged.

Goa teachers’ work hours may be increased

After increasing school timings by 30 minutes for students, Goa government is now mulling on making seven-and-half hours of work compulsory for teachers, as per the Right to Education (RTE) guidelines.

Karnataka flays Centre`s silence on RTE expenses sharing

BJP government in Karnataka condemned what it called the "apathy" by the Centre towards sharing the expenditure involved in implementing the RTE act and urged to refund the cost as early as possible.

Army opposes reservation in its schools under RTE Act

Army is opposing implementation of 25 per cent reservation for children of weaker and disadvantaged groups in its around 150 schools under the RTE Act.

RTE shamed: Bangalore schools target poor kids

Some educational institutions continue to make a mockery of the Right to Education Act (RTE) passed by the Parliament recently.

`RTE burden on schools not to be on students`

The RTE Act mandates the schools to provide free education upto 25 per cent of the students from economic weaker section between 6 to 14 years of age.

Education not a priority in the Budget 2012-13

Despite 2012-13 being the first year of the 12th Five Year Plan, there seems to be hardly any focus on prioritising public provisioning for education by the Union Government.

Notice to govt on plea for amendment to RTE Act

The Centre was asked on Wednesday by the
Delhi High Court to respond to a plea for amendment to the
Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Delhi govt`s reply sought on RTE breach by schools

A bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notice to the Delhi government and its Directorate of Education.

RTE will take 3 more years to show results: Sibal

Faced with teacher shortage and
other infrastructural hurdles, the government has said the
ambitious Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education
(RTE) Act will take at least three more years to show results.

SC to give early hearing to petitions challenging RTE Act

With admission season underway, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to give early hearing to
petitions challenging the validity of the provision of Right
to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

Delhi govt nursery guidelines violative of RTE Act: DCPCR

Delhi`s child rights body DCPCR on Friday slammed the city government`s nursery admission
guidelines as "violative" of the Right to Education Act and
issued a notice to it seeking immediate revision of the order.

Govt allays fears of minority institutions on RTE Act

Amid apprehension by several
Muslim organisations that provisions of the RTE Act impinge on minority rights, Government today made it clear
that constitutional guarantees available to minority
institutions will not be violated.