Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) India, June 11, 2010 met with the education ministers of Assam and Rajasthan, Gautam Borah and Bhanwar Lal Meghwal respectively, in separate meetings. The meetings were held on account of implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act which had been notified on April 1, 2010. The minister emphasised that the states should put in place the requirements mandated by the act while states informed of the progress made so far, wrt implementation of the act.
The states were further, informed that they were required to amend the teacher recruitment policy in order to recruit subject teachers and part-time instructors for art education, health and physical education and work education at the upper primary level. Additional the states were asked to assess infrastructural gaps in existing schools, undertake mapping for establishment of neighborhood schools and also establish School Management Committees (SMCs) in their respective states. The HRD minister also asked them to take steps for notification of RTE rules. Both states informed that they had constituted State Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) for the states.
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