Cabinet approves draft of ''RTE Rules 2011''

The draft of ''Rajasthan Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2011'', meant for implementation of the Centre''s Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, was today approved by the State Cabinet. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired a meeting in which the Cabinet gave approval to the draft. The rules have been made for the implementation of Government''s Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, an official said. Under these rules, provisions have been made to open primary schools within every one kilometre and upper primary schools within every two kilometres.
Provision has also been made so that all private schools, both government aided and unaided, will have to give admission to atleast 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.