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Only 12% of schools RTE compliant: Whither 6% budgetary allocation for education? -Ambarish Rai Despite Indian state’s commitment of 6% GDP on education, the Finance Minister completely ignored Right to Education for children and strengthening implementation of RTE Act which makes education a fundamental right in her budget speech. The Right to Education (RTE) Forum, which is a collective of different stakeholders in education, condemns this neglect of a legal entitlement, which is unconstitutional and demand for overall increase in the budget to ensure...

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27% of children with disabilities have never been to school: UNESCO

-The Hindu There are fewer girls with disabilities in school than boys, says report More than one in four children with disabilities between ages 5 and 19 in India have never attended any educational institution, while three-fourths of five-year-olds with disabilities are not in school. A report by UNESCO and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences released on Wednesday recommends structural, funding and attitudinal changes to ensure that no child is left out...

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FY18 unemployment level is high but not comparable with previous surveys: NSO -Asit Ranjan Mishra * NSO says the change in criteria from monthly per capita expenditure to education levels has direct implications on the comparability of the results * Official data suggests unemployment rate rose to 45-year high of 6.1% in FY18 A day after the Narendra Modi government took oath of office for its second term, the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday formally released the leaked annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which showed...

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Unemployment rate at 6.1% in 2017-18, says labour force survey which was withheld earlier

-The Indian Express The PLFS, however, said “compared to the quinquennial rounds, in 2017-18 the unemployment rates in both usual status (ps+ss) and CWS were higher for both males and females”, but added that the figures have to be read with explanatory note for comparability. New Delhi: The country’s unemployment rate stood at 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report which was withheld earlier and released...

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Holes in the safety net -Mallica Joshi

-The Indian Express Far from the excitement of entering a new grade, thousands of EWS children are facing an uncertain future as they reach Class IX. With parents being asked to pay fee they cannot afford, The Indian Express looks at what caused the crisis New Delhi: As a five-year-old in 2011, when her parents walked her to school, she craned her neck to try and take in the expanse of...

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