The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday said it has made Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 a reality for children enrolled in government schools in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
"Complaints regarding non-availability of books in Government schools in Tijara, Ramgarh and Kishengarh blocks of Alwar district, Rajasthan were received by the Commission on 14.10.2010 during a public hearing held there. Altogether 753 cases of RTE violation were heard in the jan sunwai (public hearing)," read a NCPCR statement.
A letter was sent to the District Education Officer (DEO), Alwar to look into the matter by the Commission.
Subsequently, an Action Taken Report (ATR) was received by the Central body from the state representative Noor Mohammad stating that the students in the government schools have been provided with books.
Similarly, following Commission's intervention, a proposal for the appointment of Urdu teachers had been sent to Director Elementary Education, Bikaner.
Complaints regarding dearth of Urdu and Punjabi teachers in Government schools in Tijara, Ramgarh and Kishengarh blocks of Alwar district, Rajasthan were received during the hearing in Rajasthan.
An ATR was received from the District Education Officer (DEO), Alwar stating that the proposal for appointment of Urdu and Punjabi teachers has been sent to the District Education Office.
It may be stated that NCPCR has received 2,208 cases of RTE violation since April 1, 2008 till December 15, 2011 from 28 states and 7 Union territories.
The Commission conducts public hearings across the country as a tool for monitoring and implementation of child rights. It has already conducted public hearing in eight states so far. Every month, a new state is added in its calendar of public hearings.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), which was passed by the Indian parliament on August 4 2009, describes the modalities of the provision of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.
India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the Act came into force on April 1, 2010.