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Manisha Verma, principal secretary, tribal development department, Maharashtra interviewed by Sugandha Indulkar (The Times of India)

ship with expert organisations for improving teaching in math, science and English. We have also created a Code/manual for the good governance of these institutions. Centre has already enacted the Right to Education Act. The Union tribal affairs ministry provides funds to set up Eklavya residential English medium schools and pre- and post-matric scholarships for tribal students. Hence, access to education is no longer an issue even in remote areas.

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Body blows to Indian education -Debaditya Bhattacharya

this the present annual inflation rate of 5.24 per cent, and the total allocations have declined by more than 7 per cent in school education. Pitted against the NEP’s proposal of extending the Right to Education Act to cover school-going children of all ages till Class XII, a steep fall in resource-availability sounds sinister. Please click here to read more.

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Campaign on dropout students in Rajasthan focuses on Right to Education -Mohammad Iqbal

students back to schools, launched by the Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority, has identified over 42,400 such children through para-legal volunteers in the State. With its mandate to ensure Right to Education for each child, the Authority has initiated action in collaboration with the State government's Education Department for re-admission of these children.? The Authority's Member Secretary Ashok Kumar Jain told The Hindu here on Monday

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Only 12% of schools RTE compliant: Whither 6% budgetary allocation for education? -Ambarish Rai

-TheWire.in Despite Indian state’s commitment of 6% GDP on education, the Finance Minister completely ignored Right to Education for children and strengthening implementation of RTE Act which makes education a fundamental right in her budget speech. The Right to Education (RTE) Forum, which is a collective of different stakeholders in education, condemns this neglect of a legal entitlement, which

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27% of children with disabilities have never been to school: UNESCO

not in school. A report by UNESCO and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences released on Wednesday recommends structural, funding and attitudinal changes to ensure that no child is left out of the Right to Education. Census data Citing 2011 census data, the report showed that there are more than 78 lakh children with disabilities in the country between 5-19 years. Only 61% of them were attending an educational institution. About 12% had dropp

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Unemployment rate at 6.1% in 2017-18, says labour force survey which was withheld earlier

ention in education sector on employment. “The rationale for this decision was based on the fact that the education levels in the economy have risen due to various policy interventions like the Right to Education Act etc and it would be important to assess the level of employment and unemployment using this as a stratification basis,” the NSO statement said. As per the new criterion, the sampling design of PLFS was formed in a way where ou

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FY18 unemployment level is high but not comparable with previous surveys: NSO -Asit Ranjan Mishra

sed on monthly per capita expenditure. “The rationale for this decision was based on the fact that the education levels in the economy have risen due to various policy interventions like the Right to Education Act etc and it would be important to assess the level of employment and unemployment using this as a stratification basis. This has been incorporated in the sampling design of PLFS, where out of 8 households selected in the sample, 75%

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Holes in the safety net -Mallica Joshi

e when her parents were called to the school. “The principal sat us down and told us that they would no longer support our child till Class XII unless we started paying the fee. She said the Right to Education (RTE) Act only applies to EWS (Economically Weaker Section) children till Class VIII, and the exemption from paying fee and other expenses would end this year. We never expected this. Their annual fee is higher than what we earn, and ou

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Civil society networks urge political parties to go beyond election rhetoric

ed include the National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements, the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samnvay Samiti, Pension Parishad, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, National Campaign for Peoples Right to Information, Right to Education Forum and the Satark Nagrik Sangathan. “The narrative of our Lok Sabha elections is being dictated by actors in Pakistan. Rather than presenting a score card of its five-year performance, Modi government is hiding behind the pr

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