New Delhi: The notification on the Right to Education is likely to be issued soon as most of preparatory work that has delayed it is nearly over. Even the Planning Commission has promised a big outlay for RTE that would kickstart the historic legislation.

THE group of ministers headed by agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has cleared the proposed legislation to make accreditation mandatory for institutes and to set up education tribunals to adjudicate on all education-related disputes.

Punjab, HP miss bus in phase 1; Haryana gets lone project


Two of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry

The Union Cabinet is on Thursday likely to approve a revision of the Mid-day Meal Scheme and the Rs 5,000-crore plan to ensure Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at schools.

Three months after the ambitious Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act was passed by the Parliament, the government remains undecided on when to make it effective.

The law, passed with a thumping majority on August 4 by the Lok Sabha, has received the Presidential assent but is yet to come into force in technical terms, with the gazette notification still to be issued.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the nodal grievance redressal authority for implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, will soon set up a special cell to monitor a child

With unprecedented investment planned in education, the government is looking at upgrading infrastructure at schools and colleges across the country along with lifting the quality of the learning they impart.

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal (extreme right) inaugurating the Central University at Tiruvarur in the presence of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi

THANJAVUR/TIRUVARUR: The future universities of India should be radically different and evolve into centres of excellence to meet global challenges, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday.