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Right to Education Act hits roadblock in Bihar

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  • Shaheen Ansari
    *Right to Education Act hits roadblock in Bihar * http://ibnlive.in.com/news/right-to-education-act-hits-roadblock-in-bihar/188342-3.html *Patna:* The
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 28, 2011
      Right to Education Act hits roadblock in Bihar 

      Patna: The implementation of the Right to Education Act in Bihar hit a roadblock with over 25,000 private schools across the state observing a total strike on Wednesday paralysing teaching works to protest against the state government's bid to 'impose registration' on schools.

      The strike was called by the Confederation of four school associations -- Independent Schools' Association, Christian Minority Association, Bihar Public Schools and Children Welfare Association and Muslim Education Welfare Association.

      In the face of growing protests from private school managements, the government has extended the last date for registration of schools with it to November 12 instead of September 30 as notified earlier.

      The associations have also called a mega conference of all private schools here on October 16 to deliberate on the matter.

      DK Singh, Convener of the Confederation, said despite extension of the date, "the issues remain".

      As per the (Right to Education) Act, the time for registration is six months from the date that the Act comes into force and this will end on November 12, official sources said.

      "But the larger question is how can private schools allow government interference in its management and day-to-day affairs," Singh said.

      Singh further said as per the Act, anyone in the government could ask for inspection of schools and seek financial details.

      State Primary Education Jont Director RS Singh said the government would try to dispel the 'misgivings' about the move through advertisement in a few days.

      "The government has no intention of interfering in the management of private schools in any way. But under the Right to Education (RTE)Act, 2009, there are certain clearly laid down norms, which have to be adhered to by all," he added.

      He said the private schools need not worry about registration, as it was a requirement under the RTE Act.

      "For institutions already affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards, the RTE Act lays down much lower criteria," he said adding it was wrong on part of the private schools to propagate that the government intended to interfere with the management.

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      --
      Dr. Shaheen Ansari
      Arkitect India
      1067-F, Near Dargah Sharif,  Ward No. 7

    • ramesh patnaik
      Dear All Right to Education Act is a very liberal act vis a vis private managements. It imposes no rules about admission of children. No merit and No
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 7, 2011
        Dear All
        Right to Education Act is a very liberal act vis a vis private managements.
        It imposes  no rules about admission of children. No merit and No reservation.
        it imposes no upper limit for fee to be collected from students.
        it imposes no appointment rules for teachers and other employees.
        No need to have a play ground worth the name
        No need to have a laboratory even for classes VI, VII and VIII.
        It requires only few qualified teachers as given in schedule.

        I hope officers of Bihar can convince the education-traders in Bihar to go for registration and recognition of their schools according to RTE  act. Vinod Rainas can be happy for time being and boast themselves that they brought an anti businessmen legislation. Every thing will be settled shortly. traders will shortly understand that the legislation is only in their favor .

        However, the most important point to be noted is that Market is opposed to be regulated by 'state'. Unfortunately, we, the left and democratic people who were fighting state all through are destined to supplort the state against market. its a pardox. But we can neither depend on state which is only an instrument of the market in the last analysis. That becomes clearer to wider sections of the society day by day.

        with regards
        ramesh patnaik
        All India Forum for Right To Education


        On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 6:19 AM, Shaheen Ansari <ansarishaheen@...> wrote:
         

        Right to Education Act hits roadblock in Bihar 

        Patna: The implementation of the Right to Education Act in Bihar hit a roadblock with over 25,000 private schools across the state observing a total strike on Wednesday paralysing teaching works to protest against the state government's bid to 'impose registration' on schools.

        The strike was called by the Confederation of four school associations -- Independent Schools' Association, Christian Minority Association, Bihar Public Schools and Children Welfare Association and Muslim Education Welfare Association.

        In the face of growing protests from private school managements, the government has extended the last date for registration of schools with it to November 12 instead of September 30 as notified earlier.

        The associations have also called a mega conference of all private schools here on October 16 to deliberate on the matter.

        DK Singh, Convener of the Confederation, said despite extension of the date, "the issues remain".

        As per the (Right to Education) Act, the time for registration is six months from the date that the Act comes into force and this will end on November 12, official sources said.

        "But the larger question is how can private schools allow government interference in its management and day-to-day affairs," Singh said.

        Singh further said as per the Act, anyone in the government could ask for inspection of schools and seek financial details.

        State Primary Education Jont Director RS Singh said the government would try to dispel the 'misgivings' about the move through advertisement in a few days.

        "The government has no intention of interfering in the management of private schools in any way. But under the Right to Education (RTE)Act, 2009, there are certain clearly laid down norms, which have to be adhered to by all," he added.

        He said the private schools need not worry about registration, as it was a requirement under the RTE Act.

        "For institutions already affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards, the RTE Act lays down much lower criteria," he said adding it was wrong on part of the private schools to propagate that the government intended to interfere with the management.

        (Follow IBNLive.com on Facebook, on Twitter, on YouTube, and on Google+ for updates that you can share with your friends.)


        --
        Dr. Shaheen Ansari
        Arkitect India
        1067-F, Near Dargah Sharif,  Ward No. 7




        --
        Ramesh Patnaik
        Member, Secretariat,
        All India Forum for Right to Education
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