13 Aug 2012

Implementation of RTE Act

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) in its 59th meeting held on 6th June, 2012 discussed the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act and decided to
constitute a Committee for assessing the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation procedure in the context of no detention policy of the RTE Act. 
In accordance with the provision of Section 33 of the RTE Act, the Central Government constituted the National Advisory Council (NAC), on 8th July, 2010 to advise the Central Government on effective implementation of the RTE Act. The NAC is chaired by the Minister of Human Resource Development and consists of nine nominated members from amongst persons having knowledge and practical experience in the field of elementary education and child development and five ex-officio members.
The financial requirement of Rs. 2,31,233 crore was estimated for RTE implementation. The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme is the main vehicle for implementation of the RTE Act. The final sharing pattern between the Centre and States under SSA has been revised in the ratio of 65:35 for States/UTs and 90:10 for North Eastern States for five years from 2010-11 to 2014-15 to support the States in implementing the RTE. The 13th Finance Commission award also earmarks Rs. 24, 068 crores towards elementary education for the States.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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