Even as the admission process has started in schools across, there are no signs of the Right to Education (RTE) Act rules being implemented in Karnataka, as the State Government is yet to frame them.
The failure of the Government in this regard was discussed at the State-level consultation meeting on ‘Proactive monitoring systems for child rights in Karnataka' organised here on Wednesday by the Samajika Parivarthana Janandonala.
This April, it will be three years since the RTE Act came into effect but not implemented in Karnataka, Niranjan Aradhya, member of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, pointed out.
Mr. Aradhya stressed the need to strengthen the child rights protection commission.
On the issue of monitoring the implementation of the RTE Act, he said that when the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights was going to monitor the implementation, it was wrong to appoint another authority for the purpose. “School development monitoring committees (SDMC) can be one of the agencies for monitoring,” he suggested, and added that that it must be “research-based” monitoring.
On the issue of closure of government schools with poor student strength in the State, he said the move was contradicting the implementation of the RTE Act.