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RTE Rules 2011 draft approved by state cabinet

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The State Cabinet of Rajasthan has approved the draft of 'Rajasthan Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2011' (RTE Rules 2011), meant for implementation of the Centre's Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. The meeting with the cabinet was chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot which gave approval to the draft. Government has drawn rules and guidelines for the implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, an official said. Under this act, provisions to open primary schools within every one kilometre and upper primary schools within every two kilometres have been made. Provision has also been made so that all private schools, both government aided and unaided, will have to give admission to at least 25 per cent of their seats to students belonging to the weaker sections and no fee would be charged from them, he said.Rajasthan government would constitute a State Advisory Council under the chairmanship of the Education Minister for protecting child rights, the official said. In the meeting, approval was also given to the directives of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) and the State Litigation Policy which would ensure efficient and effective execution of the litigation and quality improvement, he added.

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