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RTE Act suffered due to poor planning, says CAG

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Effective implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act in Delhi suffered due to poor planning and preparation, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in its report tabled in Delhi assembly on Friday.

"Effective implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act suffered due to poor planning and preparation, continuing vacancies as well as delay in release of funds and its utilisation," the CAG report said.

"The directorate failed to complete the mandatory household survey to collect and maintain a database of all children from their birth till they attain the age of 14 years and link it with mapping of schools for the purpose of determining and establishing neighbourhood schools."

The report also noted that the government failed to fix any specific target for enrolment of children.

It observed that provisions relating to special training of children and for children with disabilities or those belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups were not adhered to.

"Uniforms, text books and writing material were not being distributed to all students and where provided, issued late and the institutional mechanisms envisaged under the act for monitoring the implementation of the RTE Act were ineffective as various advisory and monitoring committees were either not constituted or did not meet regularly," the report added.

The CAG report also pointed out on the non-utilisation of sanctioned funds for construction of additional rooms and toilets in civic schools.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, March 10 2017. 22:36 IST
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