Samudaik Kalyan Evam VIkas Sansthan (SKVS)

Project Theme

Education

Target Group

Women

Project Period

26 Feb 2015 - 26 Feb 2015

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Introduction

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 was passed by Parliament on 1st April 2010. However the state government notified its state rules late, delaying implementation. As reported by civil society organizations and teachers, first phase of School Management committees (SMCs) was formed in the year 2010 without formal electoral process as mandated under RTE act. Last year in the month of August to September, second phase of SMCs have been formed in fairly transparent and democratic manner. Training of elected members of SMCs and formation of school development plan is a major challenge in this year.

Next year government will cross the deadline of five years under which they had to make schools RTE compliant. Even after two years of enactment of RTE Act, neither a Right to Education Protection Authority nor a State Commission for Protection Child Rights (SCPCR), statutory body of government for monitoring implementation of the RTE act has been formed. There is a huge gap in the required number of teachers in government schools and hence a large number of schools are running without even a single teacher. Exclusion of marginalized section by the education system, tracking out of school children and making school environment inclusive and child friendly is the need of the state.