New Delhi: After the euphoria comes the real test. The cost of implementing the Right to Education Act over the next five years by the Centre and states works out to a whopping Rs 1.78 lakh crore.

The new law will come into force from the next academic year and since education is now a fundamental right, it is mandatory on the part of the government to provide what is demanded.

It has become an annual confluence of ideas and ideology, a high-powered forum where Union ministers, chief ministers and those in charge of key ministries in strategic states meet to debate the hot-button issues of the day as well as discover the true state of their states.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday became the first minister to release a

While the HRD ministry is yet to calculate the cost of providing free and compulsory education under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday said it would need about Rs 9,000 crore to achieve the objective.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the occasion of International Literay Day on Tuesday gave an assurance that his government

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Village panchayats are set to play a key role in the soon-to-be launched National Mission for Female Literacy.

With the view that a panchayat is best positioned to identify illiterates among women, register them as learners and also assign them educators, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has also set a target of making 300 women literate for each panchayat.

Parliament Passes Right To Education Bill For Children Between 6 & 14

PARLIAMENT on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a historic legislation providing for free and compulsory education for all children between 6 and 14. The bill will become law as soon as President Pratibha Patil gives her assent.

Years after he prepared the draft of Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal today introduced it in the Lok Sabha, setting the stage for education becoming the fundamental right of children aged 6 to 14 years.

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