Mirror’s test drive at a few schools to check their security measures throws up disappointing results. The most unfortunate finding -it is quite easy to get past most gates and gain access to children When you wave a happy bye to your child in the morning as she enters the school bus, all you want … More Safe schools? You must be kidding!
There has been 20 pc rise in population of minority communities between 2001 and 2011 but govt uses 2001 census data to disburse scholarship to students The population of Muslims in Gujarat was 45,92,854 in 2001. It jumped to 58,46,761 by 2011.While their numbers have increased by lakhs, the government continues to use 16-year-old data … More Minority kids lose out on scholarships
Shala Mitra Sangh Statement of Shala Mitra Sangh, Gujarat on Union cabinet’s decision to scrap No-Detention Policy in schools till class VIII The consequence of detaining a child in the same class works adversely on the child’s psyche and has an impact on his/her self-esteem. It is a very unfortunate move by the … More Statement on Union cabinet’s decision to scrap No-Detention Policy in schools till class VIII
Aug 03 2017 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) 21,300 vidya sahayaks to get salary hike of 73% 7th Pay Panel Benefits Also For Employees Of Boards, PSUs With an eye on polls scheduled later this year, the state government has announced seventh pay commission salaries for 50,000 employees of boards and PSUs.Deputy chief minister … More 21,300 vidya sahayaks to get salary hike of 73%
Aug 03 2017 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) Cabinet clears plan to fail students in classes V, VIII The Union Cabinet approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools till Class VIII on Wednesday. The cabinet also approved the HRD ministry’s plan of creating 20 world-class institutions in the country.An enabling provision will … More Cabinet clears plan to fail students in classes V, VIII
Jul 22 2017 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) RTE (Amendment) Bill Gets Lok Sabha Nod 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 … More Teachers get 2-yr window for valid degrees
Jul 22 2017 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) 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 highlighted the “mismatch of unspent balances at the end of the year … More CAG audit reveals gaps in implementation of RTE