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DETENTION POLICY FOR CLASSES V AND VIII DRAWS MIXED REACTION

Posted on July 25th, 2017 in Education, RTE |

Meeta Ramnani, Jul 25, 2017

Source: Mirror

While some educationists feel that the move will hurt the self-esteem of the child, some others say that fear of failure is crucial

Union minister of the human resource development (MHRD) Prakash Javadekar on July 22 announced to soon introduce a detention policy for students in classes V and VIII with support from all the states. The proposed bill, which is to be passed in Parliament, has drawn mixed responses from experts, educational institutions and parents in the city. Read the rest of this entry »

CAG audit reveals gaps in RTE implementation

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 in RTE |

Manash Gohain, Jul 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : An audit of the Right to Education has revealed gaps in financial management, compliance, monitoring and evaluation of the Act. A performance audit on implementation of RTE Act by the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) highlighted the “mismatch of unspent balances at the end of the year with opening balances of succeeding years, short release of funds, and retention of huge balances by state governments, and non-adherence to expenditure norms.“ Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers must get degrees by March ’19

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 in RTE, Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,  Jul 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill allowing teachers appointed on or before March 31, 2015 to acquire minimum qualifications within a period of four years from the date of commencement of the Act.

This gives the 8.5 lakh unqualified teachers, appointed after implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) law, another chance to get recognized degrees. The amendment bill gives them the final chance till March 2019 to get degrees or they may lose jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

Phoenix World School flouting RTE

Posted on July 8th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

Prajakta Joshi, 08 July 2017

Source : Sakal Times

Pune: There have been complaints against Phoenix World School, Kharadi, that the school has been denying admissions to students under RTE (Right To Education) Act for around 10 seats.

While it is mandatory for schools to give admissions to students once they have surrendered 25 per cent of their seats for RTE, the alleged denial by the school to grant admissions has raised doubts about the control of the education department over the admission procedure. Read the rest of this entry »

More than 50% RTE seats still vacant across state, Pune tops in admission

Posted on May 24th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, May 24, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : As many as 62,000 (52%) of the total 1.2 lakh seats in the state reserved under the RTE quota for underprivileged children are vacant after four rounds of admissions.

The RTE Act requires that all unaided and non-minority schools reserve 25% of the seats for students from economically-weaker sections. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet called to discuss RTE issues, fee hikes

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

Sakal Times | Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Deputy Director of Education (Pune region) Dinkar Temkar announced that a meeting will be held at his office in Camp on May 15 and 16 to discuss the increasing number of complaints against violations of the Right to Education (RTE) Act – specifically those related to school fee hikes.

Under the Maharashtra Educational Institutions (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2011 and supplementary provisions of 2016, the fee regulatory committee is supposed to look into complaints against schools over fee hikes and decide on an action plan.  Read the rest of this entry »

1,900 RTE seats allotted in 3rd round

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Over 1,900 seats were allotted to students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the third round on Monday . Parents were given 12 days to complete the admission formalities with their respective schools.

It was late in the evening that lots were drawn to allot schools to applicants, causing confusion among parents through the day . Around 1,997 seats were allotted in the third round. From Pune district, 849 schools participated, with 15,693 seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Second round of RTE quota admissions begins today

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,  March 27, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The second round of 25% quota admissions under Right to Education (RTE) Act will start from Monday .

The lottery will be drawn and school allotments made to applicants. Parents will have to confirm admissions with the allotted school by April 3, the education office of Pune zilla parishad has notified.

The admission procedure is being conducted online by the state education department. From Pune district, Read the rest of this entry »

Parents struggle to book `free’ RTE seat

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools Willing To Waive Tuition Fees Only

Sandeep Kadam’s son has secured admission in class I at a private English medium school under the 25% reservation quota envisaged by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. However, Kadam is yet to confirm the seat because he is mulling over how he would pay the overhead fees for registration, extracurricular activities, uniform and stationery charges.The school has asked all parents to pay such fees. Read the rest of this entry »

Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | March 21, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Education dept issues clarification on RTE norms

WITH LESS than 50 per cent students being given admission under the reserved quota for the Economically-Weaker Section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the organisations, working in the field of RTE admissions, are blaming such a situation on schools for refusing admissions on some pretext or the other. In the first round of admissions, of the 13,243 seats, a little over 5,600 students have confirmed their seats. Read the rest of this entry »