Pre-primary schools: Gujarat govt fails to make proactive effort to implement child rights

By Mujahid Nafees The Indian Constitution secures the rights of children up to the age 6 under Article 45 as part of the directive principles of state policy. The Government of India launched Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme on 2nd October 1975. The beneficiaries under the scheme are children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. ICDS offers … More Pre-primary schools: Gujarat govt fails to make proactive effort to implement child rights

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Court notice to Centre, state over poor shape of anganwadis

Gujarat high court on Thursday issued notice to the state government and the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act and the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy . Petitioner Mujahid Nafees has submitted before the court that the Act and the policy are for holistic development of … More Court notice to Centre, state over poor shape of anganwadis

Gujarat’s RTE forum joins national campaign, to give memorandum to PM

AHMEDABAD: The RTE Forum, Gujarat is to join in the national campaign undertaken by the education activists and NGOs demanding implementation of the Right to Education Act.Gujarat’s RTE Forum has decided to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for implementation of the law by the next deadline, March 31, 2015. The PM will … More Gujarat’s RTE forum joins national campaign, to give memorandum to PM

Govt ready with draft policy to regulate pre-schools

The state government has prepared a policy draft for regulation of pre-primary schools –nursery, junior and senior kindergarten -and proposed to bring the completely unregulated education sector under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The state-level policy is likely to be announced shortly and the government may come out with legislative changes if required. The … More Govt ready with draft policy to regulate pre-schools

Gujarat’s pre-primary institutions free to run without safety, quality standards, sans official control: RTI reply

Gujarat’s pre-primary institutions free to run without safety, quality standards, sans official control: RTI reply By Our Representative Neither Gujarat government’s education department, nor women and child department, has any information about private pre-primary schools operating in the state. In separate replies to a right to information (RTI) plea by Mujahid Nafees, they have said, … More Gujarat’s pre-primary institutions free to run without safety, quality standards, sans official control: RTI reply