Education

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Parliament has given its approval for the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018. What was the amendment proposed? The features of the amendment proposed are: The amendment bill does away with the no-detention policy mentioned in the law. The amendment bill now leaves it to the states to decide …

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Initiatives for improving quality of education

The Central Government has launched the following mechanisms for improving the quality of education:   Amendment to RTI Act The RTI act has been amended to make it mandatory for all untrained in-service teachers working in Government, Government aided, and Private un-aided schools to acquire minimum qualification as laid down by an academic authority. Integrated …

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Skill India Mission

Facts: Nearly 90% of employable people did not receive any vocational training, posing a challenge for the government’s Skill India Campaign. Among persons in the 15-59 age group, about 2.2% received formal vocation training — NSSO 2011-12 While 75% in Germany and 80% in Japan. 50% in China are skilled. Govt target to impart skills …

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PISA Test Issue

    Context: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD has officially decided to participate in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) after gap of nine years. It will send team of officers to Paris to negotiate India’s terms of participation in PISA 2021. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) PISA is assessment test for …

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Higher Education Commission of India Act 2018 (Draft)

Context: The government is set to replace the apex higher education regulator, University Grants Commission (UGC), with a higher education commission by repealing the UGC Act, 1951, for better administration of the HE sector. Centre has placed in the public domain a draft Bill for eliciting suggestions from educationists. The Draft Bill The draft Higher …

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Private School Fees Issue

What is the issue? Regulating school fees is one of the most significant legal and political challenges policymakers in India face. The issue of fee regulation finds itself at the intersection of constitutionally protected freedoms enjoyed by private schools and the need for making quality education affordable and accessible. Over the years, the issue of …

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