RTE training for DDPIs mooted

 The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) has proposed a training programme for deputy directors of public instruction (DDPIs) and nodal officers for Right to Education Act to educate them about the landmark legislation.

Umesh Aradhya, chairperson, KSCPCR, said these officials would, in turn, train the taluk and gram panchayat level officials as well as the members of the school development and monitoring committees. The objective of the training is to spread awareness about RTE Act at the grassroots level. The Commission will appoint a team of experts in the field of law to conduct the training.

“It has come to our notice that there are hardly any complaints from rural areas regarding admissions under RTE quota. A majority of the complaints are from cities,” Aradhya said. He said a number of RTE quota seats were not being filled up due to lack of awareness on the facility.

According to the proposal, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan will finance the training whereas the Commission will provide the resource persons. “The RTE Act is not only about 25 per cent quota. There are a number of aspects of the legislation that people do not know. This initiative will hopefully make people aware of such provisions,” Aradhya added.

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