SC seeks action plan on execution of RTE in NE

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Supreme Court has asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to prepare a plan for development of education system in the NE states

By Suresh K Tiwary

New Delhi: Taking a strong view on the poor condition of education system in the north-eastern states, the Apex Court has directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to prepare a detailed scheme for implementation of Right to Education (RTE) for this region.
The three-judge bench comprising of Justices Altamas kabir, Cyric Joseph and SS Nijjar asked the NCPCR to come up with a detailed plan of action regarding the development of education system and implementation of RTE in this backward region of the country.

In 2007, a letter was sent to the Supreme Court regarding the apathetic condition of the malnourished children of the north-eastern states of the country and the Court has taken suo-motto cognizance of the same.
Posting the matter for further hearing on September 19, the court directed the NCPCR to study all the requirements in terms of educational infrastructure as per the affidavit submitted by various states and come up with a scheme for implementation of the RTE Act in the region.
Earlier, the court had ordered to enquire about the main reason for the apathetic condition of the children of north-east states, who ultimately migrate to Tamil Nadu for their education.

The enquiry report revealed that due to poverty and social background, the parents of the children handed over them to some persons, thinking that the children will be provided with better education and health care, but unfortunately landed up in orphanages.



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