: education
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Roopal Suhag - October 3, 2016
The Ministry of Human Resource Development released the draft National Education Policy, 2016 in July this year.[1]  The Ministry was receiving comments on the draft policy until the end of September 2016.  In this context, we provide an... Read More
M R Madhavan - August 20, 2013
In the last decade, some schemes have been recast as statutory entitlements – right to employment, right to education and right to food.  Whereas schemes were dependent on annual budgetary allocations, there rights are now justiciable, and it... Read More
Joyita - July 23, 2013
In light of recent debates surrounding the implementation of the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) in certain states, it is useful to understand the basic features of the scheme. The MDMS is the world’s largest school meal programme and reaches... Read More
Jhalak - March 7, 2013
Yesterday the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha engaged in a debate on the President's speech, known as the Motion of Thanks. The President's speech is a statement of the legislative and policy achievements of the government during the preceding year and... Read More
Kaushiki - February 26, 2013
Latest in the string of litigations filed after the enactment of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act), the Delhi High Court ruled that the Act shall not apply to nursery admissions in unaided private schools for... Read More
Tonusree - December 18, 2010
In recent public discourse over lobbying, two issues that have underscored the debate are: Greater transparency in the policymaking process, and Equality of access for all stakeholders in engaging with the process. There is a need to... Read More
Kaushiki - April 29, 2010
The shortage of skilled man-power is a cause for concern in most sectors in India.  Experts acknowledge that the present higher education system in India is not equipped to address this problem without some changes in the basic structure.... Read More