Govt to amend State Edu Act to incorporate RTE provisions

Committee to make recommendations

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 31: Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to constitute a Committee to recommend amendments in J&K School Act, 2002 to incorporate provisions of Right to Education, Act 2009.
The government reply, furnished in response to question in legislative Council, states that Right to Education Act 2009 is not applicable in the state. However, the government is in process of making amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act, 2002, ‘to bring it at par with the Central Right to Education Act 2009’.
The Central Right to Education Act makes it biding upon the government to impart education to every child between the ages of 6-14. This means that such child does not have to pay a single penny as regards with books and uniforms.
Under the Central Act, a child can go to a school at any time of the academic year and demand that this right be respected. The schools need to have certain minimum facilities like adequate teachers, playground and infrastructure.
The reply states  that  the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKSBOSE) has also constituted an Academic Committee to regularly monitor the curriculum and courses of studies being set by the board.   
It also revealed that the curriculum for 1st to 12th classes is being developed by BOSE in conformity with the guidelines of National Curriculum Framework development.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST




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