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The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009: Progress as on 1st April, 2011

  

The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009: Progress as on 1st April, 2011

 

1.      Central RTE Rules notified in the Official Gazette on 8th April 2010; Model RTE Rules circulated to States

 

2.      Report of the Committee on Implementation of RTE Act and the Resultant Revamp of SSA finalised in April 2010 (available on website: www.ssa.nic.in)

 

3.      SSA Framework of Implementation and Norms for Intervention revised to correspond with the provisions of the RTE Act

 

4.      Financial commitment of Rs 2.31 lakh crore over five year period from 2010-11 to 2014-15; this includes the award RS 24,068 crore of the 13th Finance Commission.

 

5.      Fund sharing pattern for implementation of RTE-SSA programme revised from the earlier pattern in the sliding scale to 65:35 ratio between the Centre and States for a five year period from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

 

6.      Central SSA outlays for 2010-11 enhanced from Rs 15000 crore to Rs 19,838.23 crore: Rs 4000 crore provided in the 1st Supplementary Grant; Rs 838.23 crore in the final Supplementary Grant.

 

7.      Supplementary Annual Work Plans and Budgets approved for States in October-November 2010: 

 

Sl No.

Item

Projected for meeting RTE provisions

Approved in 2010-11

1

Additional Teachers

(to be provided within 3 years)

5.08 lakh

4.55 lakh

2

Part time instructors for Art Education, Physical Education and Work Education

(to be provided within 3 years)

3.10 lakh

1.13 lakh

3

Additional Classrooms

(to be provided within 3 years)

14.25 lakh

2.74 lakh

4

Uniforms: estimated number of children annually

8.52 crore

7.21 crore

5

New KGBVs

1073

999

6

Residential Schools

655

111

 

8.      NCTE notified as academic authority for Teacher Qualifications; new Teacher Qualifications notified in August 2010 (available on website: www.education.nic.in)

 

a.       NCTE has also notified Guidelines for conducting the Teacher Eligibility Test for teacher recruitment.

 

b.      NCTE has prepared Model syllabi for D.Ed and B.Ed.

 

9.      Initiatives taken by States:

 

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Item

States

1

Notification of State RTE Rules

Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Orissa, Sikkim, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram,  have notified their State RTE Rules;

 

A&N Islands, Chandigarh, Lakshwadeep, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli have adopted Central RTE Rules

 

Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Puducherry, Punjab,  Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal have prepared the draft State RTE Rules

2

Constitution of SCPCR/ REPA

 

Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana,  J&K, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Sikkim notified.

3.

Prohibition of detention, expulsion

 

A&N Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Kerala, Lakshwadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal

4

Prohibition of corporal punishment, mental harassment

 

A&N Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Kerala, Lakshwadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

5

No board examination till completion of elementary education

 

A&N Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Jharkhand, Kerala,  Lakshwadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal