Sibal approves model rules for RTE Act

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal today approved the Model Rules for the Right to Education (RTE) Act

They have been circulated to the State Governments in a meeting of the State Education Secretaries for SSA and School Education, here.

The Model Rules consist of eight PARTS and an appendix. The first part is an introduction and contains relevant definitions.

The second part is on Special Training for the purposes of the first proviso to section four of the RTE.

Part III is on Duties of State government, local authority including Areas or limits for the purposes of section 6 of the RTE. Part IV is on responsibilities of schools and teachers.

Part V contains Composition and functions of the School Management Committee for the purposes of section 21 of RTE. Part VI is on teachers, their duties, minimum qualifications, pay allowances, a grievance mechanism for them, maintaining pupil-teacher ratio.

Part VII is on curriculum and completion of Elementary Education including the setting up of an Academic Authority for the purposes of section 29 and Award of certificate for the purposes of section 30 of the RTE.

Part VIII deals with protection of right of children: Performance of functions by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, for the purposes of section 31, Manner of furnishing complaints before the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Constitution and Functions of the State Advisory Council for the purpose of section 34 of the RTE. (ANI)

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