Right To Education Act
India  /  Published 09.05.22

Report: 51,000 govt schools close

The UDISE Plus report for 2020-21, released last week, shows a further dip by 521 to 1,032,049, the relatively smaller decline presumably owing to a slowdown in school mergers amid the pandemic. Whil...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.03.22

Push for 6-year entry for Class 1

The Centre has prodded all the states to make six years the minimum age for admission to Class I for the sake of uniformity but legal experts and educationists said such a measure would require an ame...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.02.22

RTE scan on private schools

Crusaders of Right to Education campaign have approached state education minister Jagarnath Mahato about the alleged violation of RTE Act provisions by unaided private schools and to ensure their comp...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.21

Together alone: Education for disabled

Inclusion can be an illusion. The Centre recently informed the Supreme Court that under the Samagra Shiksha scheme, a majority of the 22.5 lakh children with special needs would be admitted to regular...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.21

Class for all: Right to education

When two sets of well-intentioned legal or constitutional provisions come into conflict, it is usually the most vulnerable who suffer. A study conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Ch...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 21.07.21

Budget woes: Budget private schools

Nearly half of India’s children attend private schools — this fact is central to policy and discourse on education in this country. What, however, is often left unsaid is that nearly 70 pe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.21

New education order reinvents the varnashram

Last year, Rahim Shekh of Englishbazar, Malda, was hawking pineapples. Divya and Mounika picked cotton in a Telangana village. Chand of Saharanpur sold samosas by the roadside. A year earlie...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.21

New role: shift to blended classes

The global pandemic has forced Indian education to go online, arguably for the better. It has compelled teachers to train themselves in technology and hone their skills to keep up with the pressing ne...
By Sreetamaa Gupta

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.21

Promises to keep: right to education

India, one of the largest democracies of the world, is trying to live up to its promise of delivering justice, liberty, equality and fraternity to its citizens. The Right to Education Act, 2009 comple...
By Aarushee Shukla

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.20

RTE: school seats go abegging

Around 60 per cent seats reserved by law for underprivileged children in private unaided schools were left unused in the last academic year (2019-20) in seven Jharkhand districts, including Ranchi, th...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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