TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017,23
Cabinet approved amendment on Right to Education Act 2009.
The Union Cabinet has approved the amendment on Right of children to free and compulsory education act 2009 to ensure teachers to get minimum education qualification.
- The Cabinet chaired by Prime minister Narendra Modi has approved the amendment of Right to Education act which will ensure all teachers to acquire minimu education qualification prescribed by the academic Authority.
- It also extend the period to get minimum qualification for years up to 31st march 2019.This will help in-service untrained elementary teachers to complete their training to get minimum standard of qualification .
- It also helps to improve the teaching quality which will automatically result in learning outcome of children.
- This amendment is mainly due to some State governments have reported that 11 lakh teachers are still untrained out of total 66.41 lakh elementary school teacher.
About Right to Education Act 2009.
Right to Education act 2009 to give free and compulsory education to all child in the age group of 6-14. It has been added as fundamental rights in Indian constitution by 86th amendment act 2002 in Article 21A.