Press Esc to close
Thursday 24 August 2017
News updated at 3:48 PM IST

Give sops, get children into schools, HC tells Government

Bangalore, June 20, 2013, DHNS: 0:42 IST
The High Court on Thursday, asked the government to provide cash incentives to parents in order to bring back children, currently out of school, to classrooms.

Hearing a suo motu petition regarding implementation of Right to Education Act, Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna — following a submission by social activist Kathyayini Chamaraj — directed the government to provide, by the next hearing, a list of all NGOs currently involved in bringing children back to school.

Objecting to the State Education Department’s claims that only 51,994 children are out of school, Chamaraj, in her submission stated that according to the survey carried out by her and government records, there are 6,28,047 children who have either dropped out or are missing, after enrolment in the last seven years.

“A total of 78,76,110 children were enrolled into Class 1 the last seven years from 2005-06 to 2011-12. In 2012-13, they would be in Class 2 to 8. According to government’s own enrolment figures, however, children in Class 2 to 8 in 2012-13, number only 72,48,063. Hence, there are 6,28,047 children who have either dropped out, or are missing, after enrolment the last seven years,” she said.

“Even if only 51,994 children are out of school during 2012-13 and 34,034 out of these have been given special training to mainstream them, it still leaves 17,960 out of school.

These figures have been arrived following door-to-door surveys undertaken every January by Education Department for creating list of eligible children for compulsory primary education. The figure stated by Education Department does not match with actual number of children dropped out of school,”she submitted.

The division bench, observed that, “the problem might be larger than what you are projecting.”

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An artist giving final touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha idols in Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

An artist giving final touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha idols in Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A worker arranges the clay idols of Lord Ganesh at a road side stall ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi...

A worker arranges the clay idols of Lord Ganesh at a road side stall ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi...

Paramilitary personnel at a mock drill during a flag march in Bathinda...

Paramilitary personnel at a mock drill during a flag march in Bathinda...

Women show their ink-marked fingers after casting votes for Bawana assembly seat by-election...

Women show their ink-marked fingers after casting votes for Bawana assembly seat by-election...

A woman walks through a flooded village in Motihari, Bihar State, India...

A woman walks through a flooded village in Motihari, Bihar State, India...

People are rescued from a flooded village in Motihari, Bihar State...

People are rescued from a flooded village in Motihari, Bihar State...

Derailed coaches of Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express train after it collided with a dumper near...

Derailed coaches of Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express train after it collided with a dumper near...

Two Interceptor boats that would enhance coastal security and monitoring for the Coast Guard...

Two Interceptor boats that would enhance coastal security and monitoring for the Coast Guard...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with the message 'Triple Talaq...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with the message 'Triple Talaq...

A boy running on a wooden bridge through a floating garden of lotus flowers on...

A boy running on a wooden bridge through a floating garden of lotus flowers on...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.