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`Should minorities be deprived of quality education?`

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 13:52

A Supreme Court judgment holding that the RTE Act guaranteeing free education to children from socially and economically-backward sections is not applicable to minority-run institutions is not finding many takers in the legal fraternity who feel it is flawed and would deprive hundreds of thousands of children from vulnerable sections of quality education.

Right Fit

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 00:46

In 2014, the corporate head honchos are facing a different problem. They are not facing a talent crisis but are struggling to identify the right talent for the right job. Vikas Godbole Vaibhav Soni analyse the phenomenon.

SC asks states, UTs to reply on plea alleging violation of RTE

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 19:12

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre, all states and Union Territories on a petition alleging that there was violation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in schools across the country and sought its proper implementation.

Centre concurs in HC with LG`s guidelines on nursery admission

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 22:18

The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that the new nursery admission guidelines, issued by the Lt Governor, were "in consistency" with the Right To Education Act as they accorded primacy to neighbourhood schooling and provided 25 percent quota for poor children.

SC declines to interfere with Right to Education law

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 00:06

SC declined to interfere with Right to Education Act which provides for free and compulsory elementary education without holding back promotion of a child to next class till class 8.

Abolition of management quota in sync with RTE mandate: Tharoor

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 15:42

Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor today welcomed the abolition of management quota for nursery admissions here and said the new rules are in sync with the RTE mandate.

HC seeks to know steps for implementation of RTE

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 23:47

Expressing concern over the non-implementation of the `Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act` (RTE), the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed Maharashtra government to explain what steps it has taken to ensure free education for children till class eighth.

Ordinance on right to education soon in J&K: Dy CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 17:05

Jammu and Kashmir Government plans to bring an ordinance to provide free education to children between the age group of four and 14 in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said.

AR Rahman bats for proper music education for kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 15:48

Underlining the need for music schools for youngsters, Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman feels children across India should have access to proper music education.

230 million kids enrolled in schools under RTE: Pallam Raju

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 22:44

As many as 230 million children have been enrolled in schools due to the efforts of the Centre under the Right to Education Act, Union Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju said here on Friday.

NHRC issue notice to Karnataka govt on vacant seats in schools

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 19:46

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Karnataka government on vacant seats under Right to Education in schools in the state.

HC upholds RTE provision which bans holding child back upon flunking exam

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 20:13

Observing that child suffers intense psychological trauma if he or she is expelled or continued in same class upon failing in final exams, Bombay HC dismissed PIL challenging Right to Education Act.