Workshop On RTE Act Rules Concludes at SCERT Jammu

By Lovely Sharma

JAMMU: A three-day e- workshop conducted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), regarding the framing of rules and guidelines for implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 concluded here today.

Scores of senior academic officers of the SCERT participated in the workshop wherein the Head of the Educational Studies Department, Central University, Jammu, Dr. J.N. Baliya and former director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Rafi were invited as experts. The workshop was e-inaugurated by Director SCERT, J&K, Professor, Veena Pandita.

Pertinently, Department of Law, Government of Kammu and Kashmir, has vetted the rules with regard to the Act and accordingly submitted to the competent authority for approval. The GAD, in response, constituted a committee headed by its Commissioner Secretary to scrutinize the J&K RTE Rules 2020 for financial and other implications to ensure that the requirements of JKUT are appropriately taken care of. The constituted committee has submitted its preliminary report.

The SCERT, in this regard, was asked to conduct a series of workshops while inviting experts, educationists and other stakeholders for comprehensive consultations on the preliminary report and the rules. A four-day workshop at Srinagar on September 10 was the first in the series. The recommendations and the reservations would be sent in the form of a document to the competent authority for approval.

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