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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Sunday 31 December 2017 5:07 ISTMust readGujarat: Dy CM Nitin Patel wants portfolios back, threatens to quitGujarat elections 2017: 30 seats saw other parties making it to third spot<!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>The Gujarat State Examination Board has declared dates of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams to begin from March 12. While the examination for SSC will go on till March 23, for Science and general stream HSC, the exams will continue till March 28.RI Patel, Exam Secretary, Gujarat State Examination Board, said, “While the registration for boards are going on, approximately 17 to 18 lakh students will appear in boards this year that includes 10 lakh for SSC, 5.5 lakh for general stream and nearly 1.5 lakh for Science stream.”In previous boards, 17.59 lakh students took the class X and XII examinations. Around 178 jail inmates had also taken the board exams, and arrangements for them were made in prisons.

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Cases of child beating rise in government schools

Complaints of corporal punishment — like a teacher slapping or beating a child — in government schools across India have increased by more than 271 per cent in the last three years, official data shows.A total of 144 cases have been reported from various parts of the country in the last three years, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has informed Parliament.There were 28 complaints in 2014-15. The number was 12 in 2015-16. It has gone up to 104 in 2016-17.Most cases have been reported from the state of Uttar Pradesh: 25 in 2016-17 and 13 in 2014-15.While the spike raises concerns about the safety of children in schools, officials attribute it to better reporting of cases. “Children have been made aware… to report when they are beaten up or slapped by teachers. Such cases were not reported before,” said a senior government official.The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued guidelines to schools to ensure safety of children in schools. This has been communicated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to schools affiliated to it.”The Board has regularly issued circulars/guidelines to its affiliated schools to curb corporal punishment and mental harassment. For corporal punishment, the Board has incorporated a provision in the affiliation by-laws to prevent cruelty towards children. Under Rule 44.1 (d) of affiliation by-laws of the Board, the school managing committee has been empowered to place an employee under suspension if he/she is charged with cruelty with any student or any employee of the school,” Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said in a written reply in Parliament.

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No sports facility is 100 govt schools

Ashutosh Kumar, a class VII student at Government Co-ed Senior Secondary School in north-west Delhi’s Rohini, wants to refine athletic skills as he aspires to win an Olympic medal for the country. However, the 12-year-old is not getting the opportunity in the absence of a working sports ground in his school.For Kumar, son of an e-rickshaw driver, enrolling in a private school with a well-equipped playground is a distant dream.”I don’t have interest in studies. I want to pursue sports as a career option. Our school doesn’t have a playground where I can practice. I asked my parents to change my school but they can’t afford it,” he said.Even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government talks about creating a sports university and provide specialised training to tap sports talents, as many as 100 government schools in the Capital do not even have sports grounds, reply to an RTI filed by DNA revealed.Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, it is mandatory to have a playground on school premises. And, in the absence of space, the schools have to make adequate arrangements in a nearby park/playground.”No such effort has been taken by the school authority even as we don’t have a sports ground,” said a faculty member at Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Mangolpuri.The Delhi government recently constructed two new swimming pools – one in Mayur Vihar Phase-2 and another in west Vinod Nagar – and a world-class hockey stadium in Boys Senior Secondary School in Ghumanhera village.”What will they do in the absence of trained teachers? 50 per cent of the sanctioned posts for Physical Education Teachers are lying vacant,” said Ajay Veer Yadav, general secretary, Government School Teachers Association and a physical education teacher at a school in Karol Bagh.As per a recent data, of the 864 sanctioned posts of post-graduate teacher (PGT) Physical Education, 636 are lying vacant. Also, among graduate teachers (TGTs), supposed to teach up to class VIII, of the 2205 sanctioned posts, 901 are lying vacant.Officials at the Directorate of Education (DoE), however, cited lack of space to construct sports grounds in these schools. However, teachers said the government should focus on arranging cluster sports grounds.”The government can make cluster grounds for two-three nearby schools. But no such efforts are being taken at their end,” Yadav added.Around 100 government schools in the capital do not even have sports grounds Of 864 sanctioned posts of post-graduate teacher (PGT) Physical Education, 636 are lying vacant in government schools. Of 2205 sanctioned posts graduate teachers (TGTs), 901 are lying vacant.

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SC dismisses plea seeking one nation, one syllabus for children aged 6-14

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking ‘one nation and one syllabus’ for children aged 6-14 years throughout the country.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that a common syllabus is not possible and dismissed the petition. Senior advocate Sajan Poovayya, appearing for primary school teacher Neeta Upadhaya, wife of BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhaya, said that introduction of common education system will advance the objective behind the Right to Education (RTE) Act.To this the bench said that court can’t do this and common syllabus can’t be introduced. The petitioner had sought a direction to the Centre in spirit of the Article 21A of the Constitution and to establish “One Nation-One Education Board” system. The plea had saidthat introduction of the new system would substitute the existing multi-board system like Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).Also readGovt to track children with Aadhaar to bring down number of out of school childrenIt also sought a direction for introduction of a common textbook having chapters on the Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles and the Great Golden Goals as set out in Preamble of the Constitution and make its study compulsory for all the children aged 6-14 years throughout the country. Upadhaya had said that Article 21A of the Constitution makes education a fundamental right of children but the executive has not introduced common education system in spirit of the provisions.The plea said that injury is caused to the children because prevailing education system does not provide equal opportunity to all the children in spirit of the Article 16 and Preamble of the Constitution, as syllabus and curriculum are very different.

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Bengal BJP writes to HRD Ministry complaining about ‘anti-national’ maps in schools

In a letter written to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister, the West Bengal state BJP has alleged that maps circulated recently during school examination in the state showed parts of Jammu and Kashmir as belonging to China. State BJP general secretary Raju Banerjee in his letter has alleged that the maps given to students of Class X not only showed parts J&K incorrectly, it also excluded Arunachal Pradesh from India. ‘The map has been authorized by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), a board now run by members nominated by Government of West Bengal and works under Department of Education. The water mark of WBBSE is evidently present in the backdrop of this anti- national map. It is informed that this map has been supplied to the schools by Teachers Cell of Trinamool Congress’, the letter read.The letter further alleges that ‘anti-national’ map was not a clerical error. ‘We feel this is a quite planned action to spread divisive idea against the integrity of the country. The young school students can be the best target to teach them wrongly(sic) about the map of the country. We, therefore appeal to you, to take up the issue with the Government of West Bengal’, the letter read.State education minister Partha Chatterjee, however, refuted the allegations and said that BJP leaders were showing maps that had been tampered with. He showed a map of the WBBSE and said it did not have any such mistakes and added that other than the watermark, all WBBSE maps have a unique code.“I have asked WBBSE to initiate a probe into it. They would get in touch with the schools concerned where the allegedly distorted maps are being circulated. The person alleging such changes will also be under the scanner of the investigation,” he said.
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Girls made to clean toilets in Tamil Nadu govt school

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A new controversy has erupted over a government school in Thiruvallur district where girl students were forced to clean toilets. The event came days after four girl students committed suicide in Vellore after being scolded by teachers for poor performance.A video of a weeping girl student cleaning the toilets with a piece of cloth was widely circulated via WhatsApp. In the video, a girl student in uniform scrubbing a toilet floor can be heard asking another girl to fetch some water and pour it on the floor.After the suicide of four girl students on Friday, this is the third incident of teachers allegedly abusing the students that has come to light.The toilet-cleaning incident happened at the RM Jain Government Girls Higher Secondary School which has over 1,000 students. “The headmistress of the school has forced girls to clean the toilets with bare hands. If the students refuse to clean, they were asked to kneel down and were hit on the head. Most of the students were under severe stress because of the humiliation meted out to them by the headmistress,” N Dinesh, Thiruvallur district secretary of Students Federation of India who had complained to the district collector in this regard.The chief educational officer of the Thiruvallur district told DNA that his officials conducted an enquiry on the complaint and forwarded the report to the higher authorities to initiate action against the school. “We spoke to the girl students who appeared in the video. They told us that HM asked them to clean the toilets,” the official said.

Bihar teachers up in arms against ODF patrolling

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Bihar government order asking school teachers to prevent open defecation in their areas by patrolling in their wards or Panchayats has stirred up a controversy as teachers are up in arms against the administration saying that the directive is an ‘insult’ to them.The instructions were issued by the Block Development Officers of Aurangabad’s Deo and Muzaffarpur’s Kurhani. The order asked 200 odd secondary school teachers to visit the villages every morning and evening to keep people from defecating in the open as part of Bihar Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign. They were also instructed to ask locals to use toilets, and photograph those who refuse to listen to them, and send it to senior officials.The teachers, who are already overloaded with work, are not happy. “The paperwork and teaching for Class 10 and 12 exams are underway. Besides, we also have to participate in campaigns against dowry and child marriage, and promote alcohol prohibition. Is it humanly possible to visit villages every morning and evening for ODF work now?” a government schoolteacher said.The Bihar Secondary School Teachers Association, has lodged its protest with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar demanding him to withdraw the order. “We do support the ODF campaign. But compliance with the latest order would mean compromising our dignity and endangering our safety,” the association wrote in its letter to the CM.An association functionary said, “The Central government stresses on not engaging teachers for non-academic activities, but the state government has a diametrically opposite take on it. And after all this, they expect the Board exam results to be top class.”The directive has drawn flak from several quarters. Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav said the Bihar government was making arrangement for getting the teachers thrashed. “At a time when education is in shambles in the state, such order is bizarre,” he said.DIRECTIONSThe order directed secondary school teachers to visit villages twice a day to spread awareness about ODF.
It also instructed them to take pictures of those who refuse to comply and send it to senior authorities

Bihar teachers unhappy with order to take photos of defecation

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A controversy has arisen over directions to school teachers in certain Bihar districts to dissuade people from defecating in the open and click pictures of those who refused to pay heed.Orders issued by block education officers asked teachers to do rounds in various wards and panchayat areas in the mornings and evenings and ask people to use toilets.They were also directed to click photographs to shame those who insisted on relieving themselves in the open.However, teachers were not happy with the extra load of work.”Teachers are already overworked. They are used in a number of non-teaching works like census, preparation of voters’ list etc. This new order on open defecation is not only an addition, it is also an insult to their dignity,” general secretary of Bihar Secondary Teachers’ Association Shatrughan Prasad Singh said.State Education Minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma, however, defended the move, saying “Teachers are intellectuals and can perform the task of convincing people not to defecate in the open much better than others.””Moreover, the teachers do not have to keep a tab on those defecating in the open throughout the day. They will have to take some time off in the mornings and the evenings.This will not affect their teaching work,” he said.Achieving open defecation free (ODF) status has become a priority in Bihar in view of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seven Resolves of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, both of which aim at providing every household with sanitation facility.

Online mock questions to help CET, NEET, JEE students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In order to help students prepare for national and state-level competitive exams in engineering and medicine, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) plans to create a ‘preparation portal’.With this, students preparing for exams like the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (MHT- CET) for engineering and pharmacy, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medicine and the Joint Entrance Test (JEE) for engineering will have access to practice questions, for which the board has invited contributions from teachers. Subject experts and teachers can upload practice questions for any of the subjects on the board’s official portal (neetqb.mh-hsc.ac) until December 31, 2017. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) recently announced the syllabus and paper pattern for MHT-CET for admissions to engineering and pharmacy courses in the state.As per a notification issued in October, the CET which will be conducted in May 2018 will be based on the state board’s syllabus with 20 per cent of the syllabus from class XI and 80 per cent from class XII. While there will be no negative marking, the difficulty level will be at par with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) as per the notification.Parents believe the move will benefit students if implemented well. “There should be a proper review of all the questions that will be sent to the portal to ensure that students can gain benefit from it,” said Sunanda Shetty, a parent.

Cabinet clears national agency for conducting entrance exams

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a single testing agency — National Testing Agency (NTA) — for conducting entrance examinations for higher education.NTA has been created to relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from the burden of conducting a number of examinations, including National Eligibility Test (NET). The move, however, was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during this year’s budget.”NTA will initially conduct those entrance examinations that are currently being conducted by CBSE. Other examinations will be taken up gradually after NTA is fully geared up,” a statement from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) said.Such entrance examinations will be conducted online at least twice-a-year, thereby giving adequate opportunity to candidates to bring out their best, the statement added.The government will also establish training centres at district and sub-district level to train students from rural areas in taking online exams.HRD Ministry will appoint an eminent educationist to chair NTA while the government will appoint the CEO who will also be the Director General. NTA will have a Board of Governors comprising members from other institutions. The Director General will be assisted by 9 verticals headed by academicians/ experts.Expense & AimGovernment will give Rs 25 crore grant to NTA to start its operations. NTA is set to benefit about 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations.

Parents want principal arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Angry protests were seen outside the Kaushalya World School on Friday morning, as members of the African Association demanded the arrest of the school principal on Friday morning. This was with regard to an 11-year-old Nigerian boy — a student in the school — who had been allegedly sodomised by 38-year-old man earlier this week. The school principal later held a meeting with the association and assured the members of the safety of their children.Police, too, stated that they were taking all steps possible to reassure the community. “Some members of the African Association spoke to the school management today and expressed concern over the sexual assault on the Nigerian student. They demanded action against the school principal,” said Girish Kumar, Station House Officer, Surajpur.Around 40 members of the African Association had staged a protest outside the school and raised slogans against the school and the principal. The protesting parents further alleged that the school authorities had tried to defend the accused. “We feel that the administration had been hiding the accused earlier. The principal and the owner should be arrested following this. We have not been given any assurances about the safety of our children. How can we send our children to school with such incidents happening inside the school premises?,” said Bukola, a member of the Nigerian Association. Other members of the association stated that they were not sure if they would let their children continue to study here“My nephew also studies here but now I am not sure he will continue here or not. We have been left traumatised after the incident. Earlier, we used to tell countrymen in Nigeria that India is treating us well but now we do not feel it,” said Lawrance, a member, who only gave his first name. However, when DNA contacted Mukta Mishra, the Director Principal of the Kaushalya World School, she denied having defended the accused and stated that the protest was a “misunderstanding.”“They thought that I have been hiding inside the premises and do not want to meet them but that is not the case. I am extending my full support to the victim’s family. It would be incorrect to say that I am defending anyone, we are ready to cooperate in the police investigation,” she said. On Thursday, the District School Inspector has sent a notice to the Kaushalya World School stating that they have found the safety measures as per the Central Board of Secondary Education norms unfit. The school administration has been given three days to reply, otherwise, the school’s license will be cancelled. Reacting to this Mishra said, “The incident is a shock for us. We have also sorted the things which are not there in the school according to the CBSE norms and will be sending them a reply and requested them for an inspection again.”IN PROTESTAround 40 members of the African Association staged a protest outside the school and raised slogans against the school and the principal.
The protesting parents further alleged that the school authorities tried to defend the accused.
The principal later held a meeting with members and assured them the kid’s safety

Board cancels Dahisar school registration

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Mumbai division of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher secondary education (MSBSHSE) has cancelled the registration of Dahisar based school Isra Vidyalaya a few months after 516 answer sheets of Class X board exams went missing from the school.The board has recently cancelled the registration of the school after it found several inadequacies during inspection including lack of security, irregular appointments of teachers etc. “We have cancelled the school’s registration after finding several inadequacies.As a team from the board went to visit the school, it was found that several norms with respect to teacher appointments were flouted,” said SY Chandekar, Chairperson of the Mumbai divisional board.A total of 516 answer papers of Hindi medium history, science and Sanskrit examinations were stolen from the principal’s cabin at Dahisar’s Isra Vidyalaya on April 3. While the answer sheets of 330 students were found by the Dahisar police on April 15, remaining students were given ‘average marks’ by the board as the police failed to recover the remaining papers. The police had also arrested two persons and detained two minors for stealing answer sheets from the school after which the accused had confessed that they had done the crime to earn some quick money.

DTE announces engineering CET 2018 pattern

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a relief to over 3.5 lakh students, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) announced the syllabus and paper pattern for the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test(MHT-CET) for admissions to Engineering and Pharmacy courses in the state.As per a notification issued on Thursday, the CET which will be conducted in the month of May 2018 will be based on the Maharashtra state board syllabus with 20 per cent syllabus from class 11 and 80 per cent from class 12.While there would be no negative marking, the difficulty level would be at par with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) as per the notification.It also lists the topics that students have to prepare for these two years.In March 2017, the department of higher and technical education had issued a GR announcing the change in the pattern of the MHT CET from 2018 to make it at a part of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). As per the resolution, the state had also asked the Maharashtra Board of School and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) to make efforts to upgrade their curriculum in class 12. DNA had earlier highlighted about the confusion persisting among aspirants and parents in the absence of a detailed notification about the syllabus and paper pattern.With the new notification parents are now relieved. It is good that the notification finally out. With very little time to go for the exam, students were confused” said Gauri Chaudhary, a parent.CET SYLLABUSAs per a notification issued on Thursday, the CET which will be conducted in May 2018 will be based on the Maharashtra state board syllabus with 20 per cent syllabus from class 11 and 80 per cent from class 12.

Blue Whale Challenge: After Haryana student’s suicide, police confiscates 5 phones of his friends

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid rising concerns over the Blue Whale Challenge, the Haryana police have confiscated mobile phones of five friends of a 16-year-old boy who committed suicide on Saturday.The police have tracked 11 friends of Karan Thakur suspected to be in the grip of the deadly game and seven are from the DAV Senior Secondary School where he was studying, reported Indian Express.The police contacted their parents and got their mobiles confiscated. Along with Karan’s phone, they have been sent to the Digital Investigation Training and Analysis Centre in Gurgaon to analyze the data and retrieve deleted information.Police told the daily that they took a decision to get the mobile data examined by experts in Gurgaon.The report also said that the Panchkula police have issued an advisory on Tuesday, which said: “Reach out to your kids before the Blue Whale does”. The five-point advisory asks the parents to monitor their children’s online activity.Schools have also been asked to observe any visible marks like cuts or wounds on the body and verify the precise cause.In the last few months, the deadly online game has claimed several lives. Last week, a 12-year-old boy was found dead on railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh.The Blue Whale Challenge is reportedly a suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete over a period of 50 days and the final task leads him or her to commit suicide.The player is also asked to share photos after finishing each challenge.Admitting to being the driving factor behind the suicides of youngsters playing the game, Philipp Budeikin, who claims to have created the game, says that the victims were just ‘biological waste’.”Victims were ‘happy to die’ and I am ‘cleansing society’,” Budeikin told police when he was arrested in May this year.A 17-year-old Russian girl has also been arrested by police for allegedly being the mastermind behind the Blue Whale Challenge, that encouraged players to commit suicide.

Centre to use Nirbhaya Fund for school safety measures

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As a fallout of the Ryan International School incident, where a 7-year-old child was found murdered in the school’s washroom, the Centre will now utilise a corpus from the Nirbhaya fund to train drivers and other non-teaching staff in schools to ensure safety and security of children. This is the first time that money from the Nirbhaya fund will be used for children. Official sources said that the decision has been taken looking at the increasing number of crimes against children in schools. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Women and Child Development on Monday. Officials from CBSE, NCPCR, KVS and other organisations were also present in the meeting. A six-member committee consisting of secretaries from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Minority Affairs, WCD, HRD, Social Justice and Water and Sanitation will look into the implementation of schemes. Among the major initiatives that the government plans, is establishing POCSO booths in each school equipped with the Childline helpline number (1098) where a child can lodge complaints of any deviant sexual activity or any form of sexual harassment. Details of the eBox facility, an online platform where children can lodge complaints online about sexual harassment, will be printed by the NCERT on textbooks, along with details of POCSO to make both children and their parents aware about the existence of a POCSO committee in schools. “The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has in the past also sent various circulars to schools to maintain POCSO committees and display it properly in school corridors so that they know that such a committee exists. The same rule will be re-asserted in view of latest incidents,” said a senior official from CBSE. Apart from this, the NCPCR will issue guidelines for routine security and safety audit of schools. The role of parent-teacher associations will also be increased inside the school management to strengthen the security and safety inside the school.Komal, a movie developed by NCERT on child sexual abuse, will be shown to children in schools as a part of educating them about good touch, bad touch. The movie, which is available on the official website of NCERT as well, shows what child sexual abuse is through the life story of a young school girl abused by her neighbour. Gender champions, children above 16 years of age screened by the school committee to create awareness of gender-sensitive campaigns, will also be deployed. As per a set of directives sent by the NCPCR to schools in 2016 for the safety and security of schools, the verification of all staff members, affidavits by newly selected candidates that they have not been accused of any offence under POCSO, gender sensitive curriculums, etc were part of the safety audit. A two-member committee constituted by CBSE had fixed responsibility of the 7-year-old child’s death on Ryan International School, Gurugram. It said that the death could have been averted had the school been more ‘cautious’.

Safety of school children: Supreme Court asks Centre, states to file reply within three weeks

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre and all states and asked them to file a reply within three weeks in connection with a plea filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of the existing guidelines to ensure safety and security of children in schools.A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A.M. Khanwilkar, had earlier said that it has already issued a notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was killed at the Ryan International School.In its plea, they sought the implementation of various existing guidelines on the safety of school-going children.Also, earlier, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Centre, the Haryana Government and the state’s Director General (DG) of Police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea seeking a probe by the central agency into the murder of a seven-year-old boy inside the Ryan International School.After this, the CBSE issued a circular mentioning guidelines to be adopted by all schools for ensuring the safety of the students.The CBSE, in its circular, directed schools to install CCTV cameras, ensure police verification of staff and regulate entry of outsiders in school building.

Supreme Court to hear plea over safety of school children on September 15

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on September 15 a plea filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar said that it has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was brutally murdered at Gurugram’s Ryan International School.”We will tag it (writ petition) with the earlier one,” the bench said and fixed the PIL, filed by two practising apex court lawyers Abha Sharma and Sangeeta Bharti, for hearing on Friday.The lawyers, in their petition has sought implementation of various existing guidelines on safety of school-going children.They have also suggested some additional guidelines to ensure that the responsibility is fastened on the schools with regard to safety of children from the moment they get into the school bus/vehicle.Yesterday, the court had issued notice to the Centre, the Haryana police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea filed by the father of the child seeking a CBI probe into the matter.A Class 2 student of the high-profile Ryan International School in Gurugram was found dead on the morning of September 8 after his throat was slit with a sharp-edged weapon allegedly by 42-year-old bus conductor Ashok Kumar inside the toilet as the boy resisted a bid to sodomise him.His plea has sought setting up of a committee headed by a former apex court judge for suggesting guidelines to be framed and implemented under the observance of the top court.It has also sought a “free, fair, independent and fearless investigation including an enquiry and investigation by the CBI” under the supervision of the court.The plea also sought a direction for ensuring safety and security of family members of the deceased boy.

Ryan student death: Liquor shop outside school set on fire; cops lathicharge mob as protest turns violent

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The protest over the killing of a seven-year-old student in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School turned violent on Sunday as agitated parents and locals demanded action against the management.The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a washroom in the school building on Saturday morning.Angry parents and locals gathered outside the school premises and protested demanding a CBI probe into the gruesome murder while expressing dissatisfaction over the investigation being carried out by the Gurgaon Police.The police lathi-charged to disperse the angry protesters. Locals also set ablaze a liquor shop close to the school.”Not satisfied with the ongoing investigation, bus conductor being framed. School Management must take responsibility for students’ safety, said victim’s mother Jyoti.”We demand CBI investigation, we want justice for Pradyuman,” said a parent of a child studying at school.The police said the Class II student was allegedly killed by a bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, who also tried to sexually abuse him. The accused was arrested hours after the gruesome murder and has been remanded in police custody for three days by the Gurgaon Civil Court.The acting principal has also been suspended.Meanwhile, the CBSE has formed a two-member fact finding committee to probe the killing. The move by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) comes following outrage among parents.

Ryan school murder: Charge sheet within 7 days; panel to probe if school violated security norms

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police today promised to conclude investigations and file a charge sheet within seven days in the gruesome murder of a seven-year-old in a Gurgaon school on Friday, an incident that sent shockwaves across the country.The district authorities also formed a three-member panel to find out if Ryan International School, Bhondsi, had followed security norms. The Manohar Lal Khattar led Haryana government, meanwhile, ordered a security review of schools across the state.The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also formed a two-member fact finding committee to probe the incident and sought a report from the school within two days.
ALSO READ ‘Strictest action’ against guilty, says Haryana Chief Minister; Ryan student’s family demands CBI probe: 10 updatesGurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar claimed that arrested schoolbus conductor Ashok Kumar’s involvement as the perpetrator of the heinous crime had come to the fore clearly.Kumar was inside the toilet, waiting for any student to come inside with the motive of sexual assault. The deceased was the first student who entered the toilet, the Gurgaon police commissioner said.
ALSO READ Ryan school murder: Incident is a warning to teachers to be more attentive, Prakash JavadekarHe said the child resisted Kumar’s assault following which the bus conductor murdered him. The child’s throat was slit.”Kumar said he was terrified and had to kill the minor so that he does not disclose the crime to the school management.
ALSO READ Ryan school student death: Principal suspended amid protests, accused sent to 3 day police remandHe left the knife in the washroom and washed his hands before escaping from there. He pre-planned the crime,” Khirwar told PTI.He said the police will conclude investigations and file a charge sheet within seven days.We will demand the constitution of a special court for a fast track trial in this case so that the accused can be given a strict punishment, Khirwar said.”Kumar’s clothes and knife, which he used in the crime, have been sent for forensic examination. During his three day police remand, we will re-examine the sequence of crime and probe every detail,” the officer said.Earlier in the day a local court remanded Kumar to three days in police custody.Khirwar assured that a thorough and professional probe will be carried out.The accused spoke to some TV channels and on being asked whether he had committed the crime responded in the affirmative.”I had lost my mind,” he said when asked about the motive. Asked about the knife, he said it was already there in the school bus and he had come to wash it.The grief-stricken family of the child was however said they were not satisfied and sought a CBI probe.Speaking to mediapersons, the deceased’s mother alleged that the school had informed them that the child had fallen after fainting as she demanded a CBI probe.Angry family members staged a protest for over two hours outside the school premises demanding a CBI probe. They demanded that the school management be booked.At a press conference, Commissioner Khirwar said that a three member panel comprising the district education officer, block education officer and an officer of the women and child department had been formed to probe any negligence or security lapses by the school management.The panel will submit its report Monday and on its basis suitable action will be taken, he said.Khirwar said that the registration of the security agency hired by the school management had been annulled.The acting principal of Ryan International School was suspended and all the security staff removed.”The Ryan International School management has suspended acting principal Neerja Batra and removed all the security staff,” District Public Relation Officer R S Sangwan said.After the post-mortem, the boy’s body was handed over to his family and his last rites was performed at the cremation ground in Bhondsi where hundreds had gathered.They raised slogans against Gurgaon MLA, Umesh Aggarwal, Sohna MLA, Tejpal, and Haryana PWD minister, Rao Narbir Singh, who had come to express condolences.The boy’s father, who works as a quality manager with a private firm in Gurgaon, accused the school administration of negligence.According to forensic expert Deepak Mathur, who conducted the post-mortem, said “The deceased had two cuts on his neck.His throat was almost completely slit. Hemorrhage and excessive blood loss caused the death”.Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar condemned the crime terming the incident as “heinous and unfortunate.” Those guilty will not be spared, he said adding that the concerned authorities were asked to file a challan within seven days.”We will appeal to the court to give harsh punishment to the accused as early as possible,” he said.Patting the district administration for “acting swiftly”, he said that the school bus conductor had been arrested.Khattar said that a security review of schools across the state would be conducted.HRD minister Prakash Javadekar also termed the incident as “unfortunate” and assured that justice would be done.Several protests over the murder were held all over the city and traffic was disrupted in many parts. Part of busy Delhi-Jaipur highway, Alwar-Sohna road and a few arterial roads were blocked.Ryan International School issued a statement saying that “Following the tragic incident at our school yesterday, the school authorities have seriously taken up the review of the security measures at the school. All necessary improvements and measures are being audited and reinforced with the help of experts.”We are also seeking advice from the Police department to guide us in this regard, it said.”While, we are all in great shock and grief at the loss of life of our beloved student, we are taking these steps simultaneously to ensure vigorous safety measures in place for all our students and staff. We are closely working with the investigating authorities so that we could be guided further with their expertise,” the school statement said.The accused, Kumar, is a resident of Ghamdoj village in Sohna and was hired by school bus contractor around seven months ago, the police said.Villagers in Ghamdoj alleged Kumar had been framed and said he had no previous history of being involved in any crime.The CBSE said that it had formed a fact finding committee to look into the incident.”V Arun Kumar, principal of Govt Senior Secondary School in Preet Vihar and Kailash Chand, Deputy Commissioner at KVS, have been appointed as the panel members. The panel will have to visit the school within 30 days and submit a report no later than October 16,” an official added.

Ryan school murder: Incident is a warning to teachers to be more attentive, Prakash Javadekar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that the sad and tragic murder of a second grade student of the Ryan International School in Bhondsi, Haryana, should serve as a warning to the academic fraternity to be more attentive and ensure that such incidents are not repeated.“The school teachers need to be more attentive, this is kind of a warning. The investigation is going on. Police has reached the accused and I believe that justice will be served soon,” said Javadekar.He also called on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to keep an eye on schools running under its supervision.Prakash Javadekar said the government has asked for a report on the incident and his ministry will take necessary steps after going through it.“Parents leave their kids in buses and leave, but there are so many students in school, we need to think about their safety as well and that’s why I have asked a team that will go when the reports come to us and what remedies could be implemented. This is not just a CBSE issue, but is the question on the children’s safety,” Javadekar said.Javadekar also said that investigation would be undertaken into how did, the conductor and the driver enter the school premises when parents are not allowed to enter.He further said that the police investigation report is yet to come.Speaking on the murder, Harayana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said, “I will be going to Gurugram tomorrow. I have my smpathies with the child’s parents. The culprit won’t be spared.”Meanwhile, the principal of the school has been suspended following the murder of the seven-year-old student, a lawyer of the victim’s parents said.The body of the class II student was found inside the toilet of the school, with his throat slit, on Friday.”Action against school management is sure. The principal of the school has been suspended,” the lawyer of the victim told media.The seven-year-old was allegedly killed by the school bus conductor, who was arrested yesterday.Hours after the incident, the Gurugram Police confirmed that the accused bus conductor tried to sexually assault the child before killing him.Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Simardeep Singh told that accused killed the boy when he tried to resist.The Ryan International School expressed grief and assured co-operation in the investigation of murder case.A statement released by the school authority stated that, “The police are investigating this matter and we have assured our full support and co-operation towards the investigation of the same. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be dealt with appropriate action. Our hearts and prayers are with the family.”

Foundation donates new benches to Sion school

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Monday evening, faces of students and faculty members of the New Sion Municipal Secondary school wore a bright and hopeful look.The Song of Oneness Foundation based in Powai, under the banner of Sri Kalki Manava Seva Samithi, the community service wing of Oneness University, donated 75 benches and desks, and an overhead projector to the municipal school.This Marathi and Hindi medium school is one of the many Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools in the city struggling with crumbling infrastructure. While some students sit on decrepit benches, others sit on the floor due to lack of space. Government funds are insufficient to meet the burgeoning demands.In an event held at the school on Monday, the donation set a new beginning for a better studying experience. Principal Tripathi of the Hindi section said, “We want the children to receive education with respect. The cramped and rundown benches do little to help them study. These new benches from the foundation will last at least 10 years, and the students won’t have to sit on the floor to write their exams.”Chairman of the Foundation, Balagopal Ramachandran said, “In Oneness, we don’t encourage contribution out of pity. Just as the right hand reaches out to the left hand when it is hurt, our foundation believes in the spirit of contribution through the feeling of oneness.”HELPING HANDLast month, the foundation donated 5 Braille machines to visually challenged children through a tie up with the National Association of the Blind. Members of the Foundation has also been involved in solving the water crisis in the Aurangabad region, where their work impacted lives of 75,000 villagers.

CBSE amends order, allows schools to run shops to sell books

Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 08:25 PM IST, PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Amending its April directive, CBSE has now allowed schools to open shops in their premises to sell NCERT books, stationery and other material required by students.The Central Board of Secondary Education had in April asked schools to not run as “commercial establishments” and stop selling books and uniforms in their premises. However, the board has now allowed schools to run the shops to facilitate the sale of NCERT books.”Schools are allowed to place indent for purchase of NCERT books directly through its website for distribution among their students and for this purpose, a tuck shop may be opened inside the premises of the schools,” said a fresh circular issued to schools. “Stationery and other material required by students are also allowed to be sold from this tuck shop. The earlier circular stands amended,” it added.

Gujarat school wants Blake’s poem replaced by Tagore’s

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ahmedabad-based Udgam School for Children has proposed that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) replace a William Blake poem in a Class 8 English textbook with that of one by Rabindranath Tagore.According to the school located in Thaltej, Blake’s ‘The School Boy’, printed in the class 8 textbook of the National Council of Educational, Research and Training (NCERT), puts the school in bad light.The school sent an e-mail in this regard to the board on Wednesday. The correspondence by Sujata Tandon, Principal, Udgam school, stated: “It is to bring to your kind notice that English NCERT book of Class 8, has a poem named The School Boy in Unit V by William Blake on page number 84-85. I would like the panel of experts to review the poem as it is not having high praise for the schools. I would like to substitute it by some other poem on school.I have attached one for your consideration by an Indian author.”Confirming the same, Manan Choksi, the executive director of the school, said, “Blake’s poem focuses on the downsides of formal learning and shows how going to school on a summer day takes away the joy. The boy in this poem is more interested in escaping his classroom. When CBSE is taking a step forward and asking for suggestions, schools, according to me, should not restrict to pointing out syntax errors but semantic errors as well.”

Delhi High Court gives interim relief to dyslexic MBBS aspirant

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi High Court (HC) has granted interim relief to a learning-disabled dyslexic student seeking admission to MBBS course, after he was denied a chance to sit for the counselling, allegedly in violation of the Disability Act, 2017.Petitioner Devrat Purang will now be allowed to sit for the counselling, subject to prior verification of documents, following a plea that sought reservation in government institutes of higher education for persons with such disabilities.While passing the interim order, a Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also directed that students seeking admission under the ‘Physically Handicapped’ category shall be subject to the outcome of the petition.While issuing notices to the Centre, Medical Council of India (MCI) , Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), among other respondents, the Bench directed them to file counter-affidavits on the plea within two weeks.Appearing for the petitioner, Advocate Dhruv Gupta had contended that while amending the regulations titled ‘Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997’, the respondents included only one category of disabled persons — physically handicapped (PH) persons suffering from locomotor disability of lower limbs — and no other disability was recognised.Purang, who is dyslexic, had filled the form under the General category as there was no other category available for him. The cut-off percentile for the General category was 50 and for the PH category, it was 45. The petitioner secured 45.83 percentile and thus was entitled to the same criterion as the PH persons. He, however, could not register himself in the PH category.”Despite having cleared the NEET exam, the petitioner was not considered for counselling. This act is in clear violation of the fundamental rights of the petitioner and other similarly placed persons with similar disabilities,” the petition stated. It further read that Purang’s mother met several MCI officials in this regard, but to no avail, following which she knocked the court’s door.

10 girl students injured as auto-rickshaw overturns

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ten girl students of a private school were today injured when an auto-rickshaw, in which they were travelling in, overturned at Gol Chowk here after an accident with a motorcycle, the police said. Nine girls were discharged after the first aid, one of the student identified as Kamaljit Kaur was admitted to a local hospital as she suffered serious injuries. The students, aged between 10 and 12 years, are residents of Model Town and Ratanpura localities, they said. They were going to Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School for Girls near old post office road along Banga road when the auto-rickshaw overturned, a police official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

NEET: Eng medium kids’ parents protest

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amidst controversy over admissions through NEET in Gujarat, parents of English medium students came out on Friday to request that admissions of their wards should not be affected by the ongoing protests by the parents and students of Gujarati medium.Terming a few as ones who have vested interest, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) NEET qualified Students Parents’ Association fear that because of ongoing protests by the other group, meritorious students who have already been given admissions would suffer.Addressing the media, the group of parents said, “Due to different papers, various petitions were filed. CBSE which conducts the examination had also filed an affidavit that difficulty levels were similar and on the basis of the same, the SC had quashed all petitions. Hence, it is evident that petitions were filed by those candidates who had not performed well and wanted to derail the entire admission process.”PARENTS’ CONCERNDr Urmil Shah whose son has secured admission said, “Many Gujarati medium students have scored exceptionally well than English medium students. 185 students from Gyanmanjari School in Bhavnagar have been selected for MBBS of which 130 students are from Guj medium.”
GSHSEB NEET qualified Students Parents’ Association said, “Those whose wards have not done well are pressuring government for separate merit list so that students who scored 220 marks can get admission.”

Blanket worms in school scare students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The presence of ‘blanket worms’ at a government run girls school today triggered a scare among students prompting teachers to seek the help of fire officials to clear the insects besides declaring a holiday. Fire Services personnel cleared the school premises of the worms. When the students of the Government Girls Higher Secondary School arrived today after a four-day holiday, they noticed blanket worms in and around the building walls and in the classrooms. The insects had sneaked in from nearby trees. They reported it to the teachers and the school personnel and teachers too noticed it. “The school headmaster requested us to take action and a team of five personnel was deployed besides a mini-water tanker,” Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Station Officer S Muniyandi told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

NEET row: SC raps CBSE, says there must be common question paper for all students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled-up the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for setting different questions for students taking NEET in regional language.The top court observed that there should be a common question paper for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).Earlier, Members of the TMC and AIADMK in the Rajya Sabha had expressed grave concern over the issue of different questions papers being given to students attempting the common medical entrance examination in regional languages in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.Following which, Union minister Prakash Javadekar had said question papers in vernacular languages for the all- India entrance examination for medical colleges, NEET, will be mere translation of the question papers in English.In June, the CBSE had told the Gujarat High Court that it framed different set of question papers for this year’s NEET for English and Gujarati language students fearing that regional language papers may get leaked.The common entrance test for admission into medical and dental courses is being conducted in ten languages.

Increase in demand for NCERT textbooks likely this session

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), which publishes academic books, is expecting the demand for their books to go up more than three times by the next academic session, with the central government pushing schools to use more of NCERT textbooks.The government, however, has been maintaining that they are “not making NCERT books mandatory but making sure that no child is deprived of books because of high priced private publisher books”. The council currently publishes about 4.63 crore books, the number they expect would go up by close to 13 crore in the next academic session when more schools switch to NCERT books.To meet the growing demand, the council launched an online portal on Wednesday, which will help schools and individuals access books before the commencement of the coming session. The Central Board of Secondary Education has written to 19,000 schools affiliated to it to send their demand of books on the portal.”The portal will be open for a month. We will accept demands for books from schools and individuals and then work out a print order for the upcoming academic session so books are printed and delivered well before the commencement of the new session,” said Hrushikesh Senapathy, Director of NCERT.

CBSE selects DPS Bopal to conduct free coaching for girls under Udaan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has selected city-based Delhi Public School – Bopal as the centre for Udaan, a CBSE-cum-ministry of human resource and development (MHRD) programme for girl students to compete for admissions in premier Indian engineering institutions like IITs.Classes under Udaan are conducted online and girl students can register with the board to join classes at DPS Bopal. Talking about the same, Surender Sachdeva, principal, DPS Bopal, said, “We are honoured to be selected as the centre for this initiative. The last date is August 7 and the centre will approve the applications by August 10. It is likely that the IIT faculty will conduct these classes online. It is an opportunity for girls to prepare for IIT exam free of cost.”Udaan is designed to provide a comprehensive platform to deserving girl students who aspire to pursue higher education in engineering and support them to prepare for the entrance examinations while they are still studying in classes XI and XII. The programme aims at providing mentorship to 1,000 girl students. Students will be provided tutorials, lectures and study material as well tablets or financial assistance to purchase one. RequisitesMinimum 70% marks in class X overall80% marks in science and mathematicsFor boards, which follow CGPA, a minimum CGPA of 8 and a GPA of 9 in science and mathematics The annual family income should be less than Rs6 lakh per annum

Detailed notification for UGC Net November Exam to be out on Monday, check cbsenet.nic.in for details

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>UGC has notified that the next National Eligibility Test (NET) for post graduate students to make them eligible for assistant professorship or junior research fellowship in universities will be held on 5th Novermber, 2017. The detailed notification will be out tomorrow. It will be available on cbsenet.nic.in. The candidates are required to apply online from 1st August, 2017. The last date for applying online is 30th August, 2017 and fee can be paidup to 31st August, 2017. Candidates can know all the details by going through the detailed notification. Central Board of Secondary Education will continue to conduct the National Eligibility Test for post graduate students to make them eligible for assistant professorship or junior research fellowship in universities.Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey said this in the Rajya Sabha.”As per directions of the Ministry of HRD, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been conducting the National Eligibility Test (NET) examination. There is no proposal under consideration at present to entrust responsibility of conducting the exam through any other mechanism,” he said in a written response.With agency inputs

NEET 2017 exam not to be nullified: Supreme Court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court today refused to “nullify” the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 exam, saying it would affect over six lakh candidates who have passed the test to join medical and dental courses.A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said it would be “very difficult” to disturb the results of NEET as around 6.11 lakh candidates, out of a total of 11.35 lakh aspirants, have cleared it and the counselling process was on. “We cannot pass an interim order like this. The admission process must continue. There are over six lakh students,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar, said. “In any case, it is very difficult to disturb the result,” it said while refusing to accept the submission of counsel appearing for the petitioners who said that three sets of question papers were given to the candidates in the exam in Andhra Pradesh.The counsel contended that NEET 2017 examination has to be “nullified” and conducted afresh.Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), opposed the contentions saying besides English and Hindi, the exam was conducted in eight vernacular languages for the first time. “The level of difficulty of questions were the same in all the languages. We will put it in affidavit that there were two sets of question papers. Around 1.48 lakh candidates have given the exam in vernacular languages and it was to avoid leakage of question papers,” Singh told the bench.The petitioners argued that the all-India ranking was given in the NEET exam which postulates that every candidate should get the same question paper. “What has been done is completely unlawful. How can there be all-India ranking when students are given different sets of question papers,” the counsel asked. However, the bench said it would first go through CBSE’s affidavit and asked the board to file it within three days. At the fag end of hearing, the counsel for petitioners referred to an order of the apex court on June 12 saying the declaration of result and admission shall be subject to the decision in the matter pending before it.However, the bench said, “The order is there. We are not vacating it. We will not pass any order today”. The bench has listed the matter for hearing on July 31. The top court had on June 12 stayed the Madras High Court order which had restrained CBSE from publishing the results. CBSE had declared the result on June 23.

ICSE’s Class 6 textbook sparks row over mosque depicted as noise pollutant

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Days after singer Sonu Nigam sparked outrage on social media saying he was woken up by the sound of azaan from a mosque, a similar case of a Class 6 textbook taught in Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) schools depicting mosque as a source of noise pollution has come to the fore. The image has sparked outrage on social media, prompting people to start an online petition against the textbook’s publishers. Reacting to the outrage, the publisher later apologised and promised that the picture would be removed in subsequent editions.The ICSE, however, maintained the Board does not publish or prescribe textbooks, and that schools had to deal with the issue. Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, said, If any book with objectionable content is being taught at certain schools, it is for schools and publisher to ensure such a thing the does not happen.The science textbook, published by Selina Publishers, has a chapter on the causes of noise pollution. The picture, shared widely on social media, shows a train, car, plane and a mosque, all with symbols depicting loud sound, next to a man grimacing and shutting his ears.In his apology on social media, publisher Hemant Gupta said: “This is to inform all concerned that we will be changing the picture in subsequent editions of the book.”Gupta said the diagram on page 202 of its publication, Integrated Science, consisted of “a structure resembling a portion of a fort and other noise producing objects in a noisy city”. “We do apologise if it has hurt the sentiments of anyone,” he said.There have been several incidents of controversial content being found in school textbooks in recent months, after which Human Resource Development Ministry has been insisting that all schools use only National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books.Excerpts from a Class 12 Physical Education textbook taught in some Central Board of Secondary Education schools had kicked up a furore for defining a figure measurement of 36-24-36 as the “best body shape for females”.A Class 4 environmental science textbook that suggested killing a kitten as part of an experiment went viral on social media, forcing the publisher to withdraw it from the market earlier this year.

Nepal concludes 2nd phase of local polls with 70.5% turnout

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Millions of Nepalese today voted in the second phase of the country’s first local-level polls in two decades as the Himalayan nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political turmoil. Authorities recorded a 70.5 per cent voter turnout, slightly lower than the 71 per cent recorded in the first phase on May 14. The elections were largely held in a peaceful and fair manner in all the polling centres, despite some sporadic incidents at a few places, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said. The counting of votes will start as soon as the ballot boxes reach the counting centres, he said. The highest, 80 per cent, voter turnout was recorded at Bajura district while the lowest was reported from Bhojpur with 61 per cent. The voting began at 7 AM in a total of 8,364 polling centres and concluded at 5 PM. Voting in two polling centres in Bajhang district were halted due to clashes between the cadres of Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), according to the EC. In ward number 9 of Rolpa Municipality, the voting was halted after a voter poured acid into a ballot box. According to police, the acid destroyed 10 ballot papers. Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Prasad Gharti Magar said they were investigating the case. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba cast his vote at the Asigram Higher Secondary School, the polling station in Ruwakhola in Dadeldhura district of far-east Nepal. He said the local villagers were excited to participate as the second phase of local-level elections were held in peaceful, free and fair manner. Deuba assured that the Constitution’s full-fledged implementation would take its course once the local government was established, and that the development works would move forward efficiently, rapidly and transparently. In a brief statement, Deuba said the elections were held so that the villages’ governments are established by the villagers themselves. Meanwhile, Nepal media reported that at least four persons died, apparently due to natural causes, while casting their votes. More than 6.4 million people are eligible voters in the 35 districts of Provinces 1, 5 and 7 that have gone to polls in the second phase of polls to elect more than 15,000 local representatives. Though the local polls were earlier scheduled for two phases, the second phase had to be postponed twice — and a third phase had to be declared — in a bid to accommodate the dissenting parties, including the Madhesis, that are yet to commit to the polls to be held in Province 2 on September 18. In the first round of polls held on May 14 in Provinces 3, 4 and 6, voter turn out was recorded at 71 per cent. All the political parties including the Madhesi parties are taking part in the elections. The Nepal government had earlier this month postponed the date of elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold Province 2 by nearly three months, adding a third phase in the polls that will take place in September. The Rastriya Janta Party Nepal, the key Madhesi party, have fielded their candidates as independents in the election. The Election Commission said 62,408 candidates were contesting the second phase of elections. Votes were cast secretly under the first-past-the-post electoral system on the basis of one post, one vote pattern. The Ministry of Home Affairs said yesterday that the government had made fool-proof security arrangements to ensure that the second phase of local level elections took place in a free, fair and peaceful environment.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Aadhaar made mandatory for RBSE students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Aadhaar number has now been made compulsory for students of Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) government schools. Now, it would be mandatory for new as well already enrolled students in nearly 67,000 elementary and secondary education government schools in Rajasthan to furnish Aadhaar number details to the school. Aadhaar number has also been made compulsory for Mid-Day Meal Scheme cooks and helpers as well.The elementary education and secondary education directorates have made it mandatory for government school students to furnish Aadhaar number details to their schools. Meanwhile, Mid-day Meal Scheme has also been linked to Aadhaar. The directorates have decided June 30 as the deadline for Mid-Day Meal beneficiary students as well as cook and helpers to get Aadhaar ready.The compulsion could create problems for parents of new as well as already enrolled students of government schools in the state. There are a lot of students who belong to poor and economically weak families in rural areas. Due to illiteracy, such parents were not aware about Aadhaar.Meanwhile, Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Shikshak Aevam Karamchari Sangh state spokesperson Narayan Singh has said that as the government should also organise Aadhaar camps in government schools so that parents do not face difficulty.

CBSE to re-evaluate answer sheets of Class 12 students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it will re-evaluate the answer sheets of students who have asked for it.Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain made the assurance to a vacation bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Yogesh Khanna hearing various petitions by students, who appeared for Class 12 board exams this year, against the board’s decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy.Jain said that the marking schemes concerned will be uploaded on CBSE’s website within two working days. He later told the court that all such requests will be considered on first come, first served basis and papers of those who have applied for re-verification will be scrutinised on priority basis.Advocate Kirti Uppal, appearing for some of these students, had challenged the CBSE’s May 29 notification and requested the court to direct it to reconsider this policy.However after hearing the CBSE’s submission, the bench disposed off the petitions.

NEET Result 2017: check cbseneet.nic.in for NEET 2017 Results likely to be declared today

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) is expected to announce NEET result 2017 on Tuesday.Over 10 lakh students appeared for the exam in Hindi or English, while around 1.50 lakh students chose from eight vernacular languages – Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada.The NEET 2017 results were held up by an order of the Madras High Court after a batch pleas were filed alleging that uniform question papers were not given and there was a big difference between the English and Tamil papers. The Supreme Court had on June 12 permitted the CBSE to declare the results of NEET 2017.The NEET 2017 result declaration will clear the way for admissions for 56,000 MBBS/BDS seats in the country.Here’s how you can check NEET 2017 result1. Visit cbseneet.nic.in or cbseresults.nic.in2. Click on ‘NEET results 2017’3. Enter your details like roll number and other required information4. Click on ‘Submit’5. Download the result and keep a print out for future reference.The NEET examination for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses was held on May 7.Good luck!

Delhi HC pulls up CBSE, says if there are errors in totalling, mistakes possible in evaluation

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Referring to a news item claiming that the CBSE made mistakes in the totalling of marks which was corrected after verification, the Delhi High Court said there could be “errors” in evaluation of answer sheets.According to the news report, some students who had sought verification of their board exam marks saw a substantial increase of 35-45 marks in their scores. “When there are so many errors in totalling, then how many would there be in evaluation,” a bench of justices Sanjeev Sachdeva and A K Chawla wondered after referring to the news report.It directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to place before the court the decision of its governing body and examination committee to do away with its re- evaluation policy. The bench also asked the board to bring its marking schemes for the various class XII subjects, for re-evaluation of which students have moved the high court.
ALSO READ CBSE Class 12 result 2017: Massive errors reported in totalling exam marks, verification reveals discrepanciesWith the directions, the court listed all the pleas by the students for further hearing on June 21. The petitions by the students, who recently gave class XII board exams from Delhi and one from Saudi Arabia, have challenged the scrapping of the re-evaluation policy of the CBSE.They have also sought parity with 150 Odisha students whose answer sheets have been ordered by the Orissa High Court to be re-evaluated. However, the CBSE told the Delhi High Court that it is seeking review of the Orissa High Court order and till now has not declared any re-evaluated results in that state.It also said the news article regarding the totalling errors was written in a sensationalised manner. The CBSE also told the bench that under its new policy of providing photocopies of answer sheets, if students find any discrepancy in totalling or evaluation, the same can be brought to the attention of the board which will look into it and take suitable action.

Students file online petition, demand biannual NET exams

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In April 2017, the Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had hinted that the government might consider holding National Eligiblity Test (NET) only once in year as the number of students appearing for the bi-annual exams had reduced.While the HRD minister did not give a clarity on whether the exams will be held this year, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had confirmed that the July edition of NET will be conducted this year. But according to a notification published by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) dated June 6, the NET exam will be held on November 19, 2017.An online petition in this regard, started by a certain Kawalpreet Kaur, currently has support from more than 1000 students across the country, demanding the NET to be held twice a year. The petition reads, “ there seems to be a break in the practice of conducting NET twice in a year. CBSE had earlier expressed its unwillingness to conduct the NET exam twice a year as has been so far. After a protest from the student community, the UGC released a press statement saying that the CBSE has been asked to conduct NET exam in July 2017. But to our utter shock, we’ve now come to know that the notification published by CBSE dated 6th June declares that NET exam will be held on 19th November 2017. It is extremely unfortunate that the UGC after releasing press statements has withdrawn from accountability.”Students are not only demanding the restoration of the bi-annual exam, but also want the restrictive six per cent cap for NET qualification to be removed. Petition also states, “We have also been informed of the alarming move by the UGC to reduce the number of students who will qualify the NET exam. It has been reported in news papers that the UGC has decided to reduce the cap of students qualifying for NET to 6%.”

NTA to conduct competitive examinations from 2018

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Testing Agency (NTA), the government’s premier agency for conducting all kinds of competitive exams, will start conducting tests from next year, soon after the Cabinet approval.Tests like JEE and NEET which are currently being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be handed over to the NTA from the coming year.The Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has finalised a blueprint of the agency, its composition, operations, and other necessary details. The final plan has been approved by the ministry of Finance, and will soon be sent to the Cabinet for approval.According to sources in the ministry, the agency will have people from the private sector as well including experts in particular subjects and IT experts to make sure that the tests are conducted online, in a hassle-free manner.Subject experts will create a question bank that will be used for the exam. “Creating a question bank, ideating and managing the online system are the key points that we are looking at when we talk about NTA,” said a senior official in HRD ministry.The official added that once it gets the Cabinet nod and things start moving, the NTA should be able to conduct some tests in the coming year.To start with, the government first wants to create a structure which is reliable and efficient before deciding what work needs to be allotted to the NTA. The announcement of creating such an agency was made in this year’s budget by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.While the agency will gradually take on most of the competitive exams that are conducted in the country, the CBSE will extend help in the initial days. “We want to first build a structure that is reliable so that all institutions are comfortable in joining hands with us. Entrance tests for IITs and IIMs will also be conducted by NTA but at a later stage,” the official added.

193 students score a perfect 100 in Maharashtra class 10 exams

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At 88.74 per cent, Maharashtra has recorded a marginal dip of 0.82 per cent in the overall pass percentage in the Secondary School Certificate (class 10) examinations this year. As many as 193 students from nine divisions scored a perfect 100 per cent this year as the state introduced grace marks for achievements in Arts and Culture in addition to the existing provision for sports. Students can get a minimum of five and maximum of 25 marks for excelling in the areas listed under the quota.The pass percentage of Mumbai region too dipped by 1.81 per cent as it recorded a success rate of 90.09 per cent, according to the results announced by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Tuesday.In all, 16,44,016 students had appeared in the examination this year, of which 3,42,973 students were from the Mumbai region – which also comprises Thane, Raigad and Palghar.Maintaining its record of the last few years, Konkan topped amongst the nine divisions with an overall result of 96.18 per cent. Mumbai division stood fourth. Nagpur region recorded the lowest pass percentage this year at 83.67 per cent.Like previous years, girls outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 89.55 per cent as opposed to the 82.74 per cent recorded by boys. The number of students scoring between 90 per cent and 100 per cent went down from 51,281 last year to 48,470 this year in the state. Mumbai also saw a fewer number of students in the 90-plus club this year with 10,157 students securing 90 and above as opposed to 11,416 students last year.This year, the state board had installed CCTV cameras in 148 critical centres across the nine divisions. The examination was held across 21,684 schools in the state of which 3,676 schools recorded a 100 per cent result. Thirty-two schools in the state saw zero per cent results this year.A total of 46, 669 repeater candidates appeared for the exam this year of which 47.61 per cent students passed their exams.

JAC 12th Inter Arts Result 2017 likely to be declared on June 15: Check jac.nic.in for your result

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) is likely to declare the Jharkhand Board Intermediate Class 12 Arts 2017 on Thursday June 15, suggested several media reports. The students can access Jharkhand 12th Arts Result 2017, Jharkhand Inter Result 2017, Jharkhand Board Result 2017, JAC 12th Inter Arts Result 2017 on official websites – jac.nic.in, jharresults.nic.in.Here’s how you can check your JAC Inter Class 12 Art Results 2017:Visit the official website www.jac.nic.inClick on the link ‘Inter (Arts) Examination Results – 2017’Enter your roll number and other required details in the respected fields.The results will be displayed.Check and save the result.Take a print out for future reference.All you need to about the JACThe State of Jharkhand came into existence on the 15th of November,2000 . An Act to establish the Jharkhand Academic Council was enacted by the Jharkhand State Legislature and assented to by the Governor of the State on 26.12.2003, which was known as Jharkhand Academic Council Act 02.7.2003.The Jharkhand Academic Council was established for holding and conducting examinations at the end of Intermediate, Education, Secondary Education, Sanskrit Education and Madrasa Education and for prescribing courses of studies for such examinations and for recommending for recognition of Intermediate Educational Institutions, High Schools, Sanskrit Schools and Madrasas to the State Government and for carrying out such other or duties assigned to the council by the State Govt from time to time.With the establishment of the Jharkhand Academic Council, the Bihar Intermediate Education Council Act, 1992, the Bihar School Examination Board Act, 1952 (adapted as Jharkhand Secondary Examination Board Act, 2000) Bihar Sanskrit Education Board Act, 1981 And Bihar Board of Madrasa Educaiton Board Acts, 1981 were repealed.The Jharkhand Academic Council started functioning in a rented house in Rameshwaram where previously the Jharkhand Intermediate Council functioned, and the Secondary portion continued to function in Zila School Ranchi campus. The search for suitable accommodation for JAC continued unabated till at last the Council was housed in a portion of the Birsadih Club on rent. The present office was inaugurated by the hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Arjun Munda on 13.12.2003 under the Chairmanship of the then HRD Minister Sri Pashupati Nath Singh.Under the dynamic leadership of the State Govt. all the branches of education Secondary, Intermediate Sanskrit (Madhyama) and Madrasa wer brought under the single umbrella of Jharkhand Academic Council with the sole intention that all the branches of learning got equitable and unified attention so that they may grow into mighty oaks and no branch gets etiolated and languished in cold shade of neglect.Another leap forward was taken when the CBSE curriculum was introduced from the primary stage to the Intermediate stage to enable our students to partake in the main current of the national education-programme freely and naturally. The CBSE has been kind enough to recognise all our examinations and to issue a no-objection certificate in regard to implementation of the CBSE curriculum Even the COBSE granted recognition to the examinations conducted by the Council and as a result of this other Boards / Councils in India have started recognising our Examinations.In order that our teachers do not have any difficulty in teaching CBSE courses, some Orientation Courses and Workshops were conducted in collaboration with some eminent publishers.It is a matter of pleasure that the State Govt. allotted 4. acres of land in the vicinity of the Project School, Bargaona in Namkum block and the foundation stone was laid by Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Arjun Munda on 2.9.2004. The matter of appointment of Architect is under active consideration.

Student in HC for re-evaluation of Eco answer sheet

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A school student today moved the Delhi High Court alleging faulty evaluation of her Economics answer sheet in this year’s class XII board examination. The student wanted the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) authorities to re-evaluate her answer sheet. Justice C Hari Shankar, however, was not inclined to pass any direction on the ground that the CBSE had discontinued the practice of re-evaluation of marks for all subjects from 2017. The judge said he has sympathy for every child, but he could not pass an order as there was no specific challenge to the CBSE’s October 2016 notification, discontinuing re- evaluation. “In view of this, it appears to be prima facie difficult to grant any relief,” the court observed. On this the counsel for the girl informed the court that recently the Orissa High Court had directed the CBSE to re- evaluate the answer sheets of 18 class XII students who had moved a plea alleging faulty evaluation. Taking note of this, the judge directed the counsel for the CBSE to secure a copy of the court order and to place it before the Delhi High Court on June 15. It also asked the counsel for both the parties to inform it if there was any disclaimer on the CBSE’s website that the “photocopy of an evaluated answer book shall not be challenged by any examinee in the court of law or make any claim on this account in any forum”. The girl has approached the court seeking direction to the CBSE for a re-evaluation of her Economics paper and to supply her with a copy of the answer sheet. The CBSE’s counsel in court had vehemently opposed the re-evaluation of answers as the process has been stopped as a policy decision.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

SC tells CBSE to declare NEET results by June 26

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Bringing relief and cheer to medical aspirants, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Madras High Court order and directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) results by June 26.The apex court’s decision comes as a welcome move as any delay in the results would have disrupted the admission process. Once the results are announced, the board will focus on counselling and admission of almost 12 lakh students who took the test in English and eight other vernacular languages.However, the entire process after the results will be conditional to the SC’s ruling on various petitions that are still pending before it. The court has also directed the high courts not to entertain any more petitions related to NEET.”The high court should not have easily and liberally interfered with the schedule,” a vacation bench comprising justices Prafulla C Pant and Deepak Gupta said responding to the high court’s May 24 order.In response to the court’s ruling, the CBSE announced that it will open the results of NEET for challenge for two days before declaring the results.”The images of OMR answer sheets and responses to the questions marked by the candidates who had appeared in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2017 will be displayed for challenges by the candidates only for two days instead of three days mentioned in the information bulletin,” an official statement from the board read without announcing any specific day for the results.The Madras HC had granted a stay on the results on a batch of petitions which stated that the test questions in the English language was different than those in the vernacular languages. According to the petitions, there was a vast difference in the difficulty level of the questions in different languages. Similar pleas were filed in different courts across the country which also sought for the May 7 tests to be scrapped and a fresh test to be held with uniform questions.The CBSE had then approached the SC on June 9 seeking a stay on the May 24 order. However, representing the CBSE, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh argued that though the question papers in the regional languages and English were different, the difficulty level was maintained.The CBSE added that around 150,000 students had given the test in regional languages while the rest of the students chose English. On the different question papers, the CBSE had said that in the event there was a leak, the entire test would not be compromised and the damage would be limited.The CBSE’s NEET replaced a web of tests conducted for admissions to under-graduate medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) courses as well as post-graduate (MD/MS) programmes in government and private colleges. Though, a few colleges created under separate laws still hold their unique tests, the NEET results are accepted by all.Display of OMR sheets will be open from June 13 to June 14 and students can challenge the responses based on the answers from June 15 on June 16. Candidates can check the scanned images of their OMR sheet and answer keys by logging into their account using their user ID (registration No.) and password on NEET’s website.
The board has also warned that the candidates who wrongfully challenge the responses will be liable to criminal action.
The decision of the CBSE in the matter of challenges shall be final.

Following SC order, here’s when NEET result will be out

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today set in motion the process for declaring the result of NEET-2017 after the Supreme Court gave a go- ahead to the board.The apex court today stayed a May-24 interim order of the Madras High Court, which had restrained the CBSE from publishing the result of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-2017.Images of OMR answersheets and aspirants’ responses to the questions will be displayed on the CBSE website for challenge by students only for two days, instead of three as mentioned in the information bulletin, the board said.”The OMR answersheets and responses will be put on display on June 13 and candidates can challenge them till 5 PM on June 14,” an official statement said.The answer keys will be displayed on June 15 and can be challenged till 5 PM on June 16.
ALSO READ SC orders declaration of NEET result, paves way for admissions to MBBS and BDS coursesThe CBSE will announce the result of the national medical entrance examination within a week of the completion of these two processes.In staying the Madras HC order, the Supreme Court paved the way for the declaration of results of the exam taken by around 12 lakh students aspiring to join medical and dental colleges across the country.The top court said it was inclined to grant a stay on the high court’s order which was indirectly “diluting” the schedule for NEET-2017 earlier fixed by the apex court.

CBSE, WBJEE ranker now tops JEE Advanced 2017 from state

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Debaditya Pramanik stole the show in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) 2017, becoming West Bengal topper and the zonal topper. Debaditya has scored 315 out of 366 marks. He notched up the All India Rank of 38 in the JEE Advanced 2017. “Making it to the IIT remains my dream since childhood,” a thrilled Debaditya told reporters later. A student of Birla High School, Pramanik had also secured the first position in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) this year and became the topper from West Bengal in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12. Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula secured the All India Rank of 1 in the JEE (Advanced), which is held for admission to all the 23 IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM).(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Govt proposes NEET-like exam to recruit judicial officers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The government has proposed to the Supreme Court a NEET-like examination to recruit judges to the lower judiciary. The proposal comes close on the heels of several states, including some ruled by the BJP, opposing the formation of an all-India judicial service, a 60-year-old idea. There were vacancies of 4,452 judges in subordinate courts in the country as per the figures released on December 31, 2015. While the sanctioned strength is 20,502, the actual number of judges/judicial officers in subordinate courts is 16,050. “Adoption of the model followed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for conducting the National- Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses could also be explored. “As per the process followed by NEET, the CBSE is responsible for conducting the entrance test, declaration of result and preparation of an all-India rank,” reads a letter written by the Secretary (Justice) in the Law Ministry to the Secretary General, Supreme Court. The ministry has suggested various models to the apex court so that vacancies in the subordinate courts are filled up fast. Besides the NEET model, the Law Ministry has also proposed that a “centralised examination” could be held by a “recruitment body” for selection of candidates and it can work under the supervision of the Supreme Court. It also proposed that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) can also be asked to hold an exam to recruit judicial officers. The UPSC, it said, can modify its procedures and practices in consultation with the high courts to hold the specialised test. The Secretary (Justice) has also suggested that some of the features followed by the Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection could also be followed to recruit judges to lower courts. The letter is a follow-up of a meeting held on April 8 between representatives of the government and the judiciary to discuss speedy justice where the issue of vacancies in lower courts also came up for deliberation. During the meeting, chaired by apex court judge Adarsh Goel, who heads the Arrears Committee, it was suggested that an alternative methods of recruitment, such as creation of a central selection mechanism, could be introduced. At present, various high courts and state service commissions hold exams to recruit judicial officers. “While there has been a gradual increase in the sanctioned strength of the subordinate judiciary…the working strength of judges is still low due to delay in filling up vacancies. This indicates that the high courts and state public service commissions are facing difficulties in filling up vacancies, which in turn contributes to delay in disposal of cases and a rise in pendency,” the letter states. The letter has since been sent to the states for their views. The matter may come up for hearing in July after the court’s summer break is over. The Centre’s plan to create a national-level judicial service, on the pattern of the All-India Civil Services, was first discussed in 1960 but the plan has not taken off due to continued differences between the stakeholders. Seven states, including BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, have opposed the formation of an all-India judicial service. Another BJP-ruled state, Maharashtra, wants recruitment for the all-India judicial service (AIJS) to be done in a particular manner which the Law Ministry feels is “not in consonance” with the provisions of the service included in the Constitution. According to a Law Ministry note on AIJS circulated to members of a parliamentary consultative committee attached with the ministry, the governments of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha and Uttarakhand want major changes in the proposal formulated by the Centre.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

UP 10th Results 2017: Upmsp.nic.in & upresults.nic.in UP High School Results 2017/ UP Board Result 2017 declared

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>UP 10th Results 2017: And the wait is over! Students who appeared for UP Board Class 10th board exams can heave a sigh of relief as the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has announced UP High School Results 2017 / UP Board Class 10th Results 2017.It’s a welcome news for over 34 lakh students who appeared for UP Board 10th Exams 2017. The UP 10th result 2017 can be known by logging on to the official websites upmsp.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in & upresults.nic.in​. The students can also know UP 10th Result 2017 / UP High School Result 2017 via SMS.The UP Board, also known as Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, was established in 1921 in Allahabad. It was founded for the promotion and development of Secondary Education in Uttar Pradesh and started conducting examinations in 1923.The primary functions of the board are to recommend the syllabus, propose rules and specify courses of instruction and textbooks, teaching by correspondence courses, recognition of high school and intermediate education of schools in Uttar Pradesh.Here’s how to check UP 10th Class Result 20171. Go to either of the official websites to access UP Board 10th Results 2017. The websites are upmsp.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in & upresults.nic.in​2. Click on UP Board High School (Class X) Results 20173. Click on the UP 10th Result link4. Keep details like roll number and other details handy5. Download the result and keep a print out ready for future reference

Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad Results 2017: UP 10th Class Result 2017 (upmsp.edu.in) to be declared today on June 9 at 12 Noon

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>UP 10th High School Result time: Just a few hours more before the wait of 34,04,571 candidates will come to an end. Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP)​ will be declaring UP Board 10th Results 2017 on UP Board Website​ – upresults.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in, upmsp.nic.in, upmspresults.up.nic.in​ for the examination that was conducted between March 16 to April 1.​UP Board SSC Result will be declared at noon. Students awaiting UP 10th Result can get access to UP 10th Class Result 2017 via SMS too.In 2016, 37,49,977 students were awaiting UP High School Results, when they were declared in the third week of May. With 93.73% being the pass percentage of 10th Result.Here’s how to check UP Board High School Results 2017:1. Go to either of the official websites to access UP Board Results 2017 – upmsp.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in 2. Click on UP Board 10th Class Results 2017.3. Click on Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad Results 2017.4. Keep details like roll number and other details handy5. Download the UP Result.Take a print out ready for future reference.About Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP):The UP Board, also known as Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, was established in 1921 in Allahabad. It was founded for the promotion and development of Secondary Education in Uttar Pradesh and started conducting examinations in 1923.The primary functions of the board are to recommend the syllabus, propose rules and specify courses of instruction and textbooks, teaching by correspondence courses, recognition of high school and intermediate education of schools in Uttar Pradesh.At present the Board is the biggest examining body in the World. In view of the ever multiplying load of work in successive years, the Board had been experiencing considerable difficulty in controlling and conducting its activities centrally from Allahabad.As such four Regional Offices of the Board were established at Meerut(1973), Varanasi(1978), Bareilly(1981) and Allahabad(1987) under the control of Regional Secretaries; the head office still being at Allahabad with Secretary as the over all executive head. Now Regional Office at Ramnagar (Nainital) has been separated from U. P. Board due to the creation of Uttaranchal as a new state w.e.f. 08-11-2000. Presently , the Board is holding the examinations and preparing the results of nearly 64 lakh students.

UP 10th Class Result 2017: UP Board 10th High School Results (upresults.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in) 2017 to be declared tomorrow on June 9

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>UP 10th High School Result Date: Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad Results 2017​ has declared UP 10th High School Result Date. ​Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will be declaring the UP 10th Class Result 2017 on June 9 around noon.Around 34,04,571 candidates appeared for UP 10th High School examination, held between March 16 to April 1. UP Board High School Results 2017 will be declared on UP Board Websites – upresults.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in, upmsp.nic.in, upmspresults.up.nic.in.UP Board HSC Results will be declared via SMS too. About Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) The UP Board, also known as Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, was established in 1921 in Allahabad. It was founded for the promotion and development of Secondary Education in Uttar Pradesh and started conducting examinations in 1923.The primary functions of the board are to recommend the syllabus, propose rules and specify courses of instruction and textbooks, teaching by correspondence courses, recognition of high school and intermediate education of schools in Uttar Pradesh.At present the Board is the biggest examining body in the World. In view of the ever multiplying load of work in successive years, the Board had been experiencing considerable difficulty in controlling and conducting its activities centrally from Allahabad.As such four Regional Offices of the Board were established at Meerut(1973), Varanasi(1978), Bareilly(1981) and Allahabad(1987) under the control of Regional Secretaries; the head office still being at Allahabad with Secretary as the over all executive head. Now Regional Office at Ramnagar (Nainital) has been separated from U. P. Board due to the creation of Uttaranchal as a new state w.e.f. 08-11-2000. Presently , the Board is holding the examinations and preparing the results of nearly 64 lakh students.Here’s how to check UP Board 10th Class Results 201​7:1. Go to either of the official websites to access UP High School Results – upmsp.nic.in, upmsp.edu.in 2. Click on 10th Result.3. Click on the Result link4. Keep details like roll number and other details handy5. Download the UP Board 10th Results 2017 and keep a print out ready for future reference.All the best!

UP Board 12th Results 2017: upresults.nic.in UP Board 12th High School Results 2017 to be declared tomorrow on June 9

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The long wait is over for Class 12th students. The UP Board, known as the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will announce the results for UP Board Class 12 board exams at 12 noon on June 9, 2017.Students waiting for their UP Board Intermediate Results 2017 should keep their roll number, registration number and date of birth handy to check their results Once the results are declared, they will be able to check them on the Board’s official websites mentioned below.The result will be available on the official website of the board. Students can also check their results on UPRESULTS.NIC.IN. This year, 26 lakh students appeared for the Class XII exams.How to check your resultsStep 1: Log on to the website – http://upresults.nic.in/ or http://upmspresults.up.nic.in/ or UPMSP.edu.inStep 2: Click on the submit iconStep 3: Enter your roll number and other required detailsStep 4: Check your marksStep 5: Keep a printout for future referenceAbout the UP BoardThe UP Board, also known as Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, was established in 1921 in Allahabad. It was founded for the promotion and development of Secondary Education in Uttar Pradesh and started conducting examinations in 1923.Historical Over View:The Board was set up in the year 1921 at Allahabad by an act of United Provinces Legislative Council. It conducted its first examination in 1923. This Board is one in India which, from the very start, had adopted 10+2 system of examination. The first public examination after 10 years education is High School Examination and after the 10+2 stage, there is Intermediate Examination. Prior to 1923, University of Allahabad was the examining body of these two examinations.At present the Board is the biggest examining body in the World.In view of the ever multiplying load of work in successive years, the Board had been experiencing considerable difficulty in controlling and conducting its activities centrally from Allahabad. As such four Regional Offices of the Board were established at Meerut(1973), Varanasi(1978), Bareilly(1981) and Allahabad(1987) under the control of Regional Secretaries; the head office still being at Allahabad with Secretary as the over all executive head. Now Regional Office at Ramnagar (Nainital) has been separated from U. P. Board due to the creation of Uttaranchal as a new state w.e.f. 08-11-2000. Presently , the Board is holding the examinations and preparing the results of nearly 64 lakh students.Main Functions:To grant recognition to aspiring school.To prescribe courses and text books for High school and Intermediate level.To conduct High school and Intermediate Examination.To provide equivalence to the examinations conducted by other Boards.Number of Schools:In Uttar Pradesh a few secondary schools are being governed by the Indian Council of School Education ( I.C.S.E. ) and Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E. ), but most of the Secondary schools seek recognition of the U.P. Board. At present there are more than 22,000 secondary schools recognized by the U.P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education.Administrative Setup:The Director of Education of the State is Ex-Officio Chairman of the Board. The Secretary of the Board is appointed by the State Government and there are eight other Ex-officio members. Following are the main sub-committees of the Board :Curriculum committeeExamination CommitteeResult CommitteeRecognition CommitteeFinance Committee Moreover, there are 40 Subjects Committees.

BSER/RBSE 10th Result 2017: Rajasthan Board (rajresults.nic.in & rajeduboard.nic.in) Class 10th Result 2017 can be declared any moment now, check…

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The wait is not far for the students who appeared for the Class 10 Rajasthan Board examination this year. The RBSE 10th Exam 2017 was conducted by the Rajasthan Board between March 9 and March 21, 2017. The Rajasthan Board 10th Result 2017 is expected to be announced today on 8th June 2017 at 4PM.Last year, the overall pass percentage was 92.73%. The number of students that appeared in the BSER Class 10 Exam was around 9.32 lakh. This year, around 10.99 lakh students appeared for the RBSE Class 10 exams 2017. About Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan:The Board of Secondary Ediucation Rajasthan came into existence in the year 1957. It is the single regulatory and examination conducting body in Rajasthan. Every year, more than 15 lakh students register for the Rajasthan Board examinations to gain admission to undergraduate courses in colleges.Here are the steps to check BSER 10th Result 2017​:1. Login to the following websites – rajeduboard.nic.in, rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in or rajresults.nic.in2. Click on the link about Rajasthan Board 10th Result 2017.3. Enter your registration number and date of birth.4. Click on the ‘Get Result’ icon.5. You will get your RBSE 10th Class Result 2017.6. Now take printout for future reference.Students can get the Rajasthan Board Class 10 Results 2017 on Mobile via SMS. SMS – RESULT RAJ10 ROLL NUMBER to 56263 Students should note that the online results are for informative purpose only. The Board will issue the original marksheets later.Wishing students all the best for their future endeavours.

He topped class 12th exam in Gujarat; now to become a monk

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Seventeen-year-old Varshil Shah, an Ahmedabad resident, scored 99.99 percentile in the class 12th examination in Gujarat. Now he is set to become a Jain monk. Varshil, whose father is a government servant, emerged as one of the toppers in general stream of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board examination, the results of which were declared two weeks ago. “Though I scored high marks, I don’t want to pursue the usual path where people run behind earthly possessions. My goal is to attain inner peace and eternal happiness. That will be possible only when I leave behind everything and become a Jain monk,” Varshil said, speaking to reporters here. His family is supporting his decision, said Varshil, who will receive `diksha’ (initiation) of monk-hood at a grand ceremony in Surat tomorrow. “Since childhood I used to think a lot about real happiness. Then I met my guru Kalyan Ratna Vijayji Maharaj, who made me understand fine nuances of Jainism and other aspects of leading a happy and meaningful life,” he said. “There is no end to the human greed. Those who are having thousands of rupees try to earn lakhs and then want crores. There is no end to it. But Jain monks who do not have anything except inner peace and knowledge are happier than these people,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CBSE Class X: Delhi pass percentage falls by 13.67 per cent

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The pass percentage of the Class X CBSE exam in the Delhi region has fallen to 78.09 per cent, a a sharp dip of over 13 per cent since last year’s 91.06 per cent, officials said today. The Central Board of Secondary Education today announced class X results for five regions – Delhi, Chennai, Allahabad, Dehradun and Trivandrum. Results of the remaining regions will be announced later in the day. According to CBSE officials, Delhi recorded a pass percentage of 78.09 per cent against last year’s 91.06 per cent, a fall of 13.67 per cent. The pass percentage has been steadily dipping over the years. From a pass percentage of 98.40 in 2013, the number slumped to 91.76 per cent last year. This has further plummeted to 78.09 this year. At the national level, too, pass percentages for Class X exams have been slipping since 2014. This year, overall, 90.95 per cent of students who appeared for the exams managed at least a passing grade. This is a few notches below 2014 pass percentage of 98.87 per cent and even last year’s 96.21 per cent.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CBSE 10th Result 2017: Board announces result, pass percentage dips

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The pass percentage of the CBSE Class X exam has fallen to 90.95% from 96.21% last year, registering a dip of over 5%, officials said on Saturday.The Central Board of Secondary Education declared results of Class X for five regions, including the national capital.The other four regions are Allahabad, Chennai, Dehradun and Trivandrum.The results for other regions will be announced soon, a senior official said.Anxious students and parents had to wait for the results as the board’s website crashed half an hour before the result was scheduled to be declared due to heavy traffic.A total of 16,67,573 candidates had appeared for the exam this year.On May 28, the board had declared the results for class XII which had seen a dip of over one per cent in the pass percentage.

CBSE 10th (X) Result 2017: CBSE Board Class 10th Results 2017 declared on cbseresults.nic.in & cbse.nic.in; check your grades here

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Students checking for CBSE 10th Result, CBSE X Result 2017, CBSE 10th Board Result, CBSE X Board Result, look no further. Here are the details about how you can check the grades for your CBSE 10th Result 2017, CBSE Board Result 2017.How to check CBSE 10th Results:1. Log on to either of the official websites: cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in. 2. Click on the tab “CBSE X Board Results 2017 (All Regions)”3 Keep your roll number handy to check CBSE Result 20174. Take a printout of the result for future reference.How to check CBSE X Result 2017 on your phone:CBSE 10th Result 2017 can also be known via SMS. Students can know their result by sending text message: cbse12 52001 (MTNL), 57766 (BSNL), 5800002 (Aircel), 55456068 (Idea), 54321, 51234 and 5333300 (Tata Teleservices), 54321202 (Airtel), and 9212357123.Students can also call up the below-mentioned numbers to know their result.54321202 (Airtel), 54321223 (Tata Teleservices), 011-28127030 (MTNL), 55530 (Idea Cellular).Details about Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)The Central Board of Secondary Education was reconstituted in the year 1962 with the main objectives “to serve the educational institutions more effectively, to be responsive to the educational needs of those students whose parents were employed in the central government and had frequently transferable jobs.”As a result of the reconstitution, the erstwhile ‘Delhi Board of Secondary Education’ was merged with the Central Board and thus all the educational institutions recognised by the Delhi Board also became a part of the Central Board. Subsequently, all the schools located in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Andaman and Nicobar Island, Arunachal Pradesh, the state of Sikkim, and now Jharkhand, Uttaranchal and Chhattisgarh have also got affiliation with the Board.

CBSE tightens noose on private schools charging ‘unreasonable’ fees, seeks data

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a bid to tighten the noose on schools charging “unreasonable” fees and levying “hidden” charges, the CBSE has sought data from private schools about their fee structure and increase in fees in recent years.The move comes weeks after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had warned private schools against turning into “shops” by selling uniform and books in their premises. “We have told schools that they should not charge unreasonable fees. The charges should be reasonable and there should be no hidden costs as that is the more irritating part for parents,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in an interview.”We have sought data from schools about their fee structure and increase in fees. Many schools have sent it and the data is being analysed. Schools which haven’t sent it have been sent reminders and penalised,” he added.The minister, however, did not clarify about the penalty measures for schools found guilty of overcharging and with hidden costs in their fees structure. Overcharging by schools and increase in fees every year has been a subject of concern often raised by parents.Gujarat had last month introduced “Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Bill, 2017” to regulate the exorbitant fees charged by schools. The bill empowers the Gujarat government to constitute four ‘fee regulatory committees’, one each for the state’s four zones, to determine “fees for admission to any standard or course of study in self-financed schools”.Fees structure proposed in the bill for primary, secondary and higher secondary schools is Rs 15,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 27,000 per year, respectively. Schools that wish to charge more will have to approach the regulatory committee, which will have jurisdiction over all private schools, whether affiliated to the Gujarat board, the CBSE or international boards.The bill had also caught interest of several states and also the Centre with education ministers from Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra and Javadekar asking for copies of the bill from Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. “There are private schools which are charging Rs 250, Rs 2,500, Rs 25,000 and Rs 2.5 lakh also that is a choice which has to be made by parents.”We value private investment as it contributes to the GDP but schools should not be overcharging,” Javadekar said.

Union Minister felicitates Class 12 topper

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, felicitated Raksha Gopal, who topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII examination, at the Amity International School on Wednesday. Gopal scored 99.6 per cent in the examination.Congratulating Gopal, Sharma said: “She has made a serious contribution towards Prime Minister’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. She has not only made her teachers and residents of Noida proud, but the entire nation. Our country is on the verge of getting another Kalpana Chawla. It’s our PM’s dream that the girls of the country should move forward and achieve glorious heights in all possible fields.”Calling her an inspiration for millions of girls in India, he further said: “We could never imagine someone scoring more than 99 per cent in humanities stream. But Raksha has made that possible, and in the process made our dreams come true.”Meanwhile, school Chairperson Amita Chauhan thanked the government for motivating the students to achieve their dreams. She also proudly mentioned that the lowest score at the school is 63 per cent.

DHSE Kerala Plus One 2017 Results declared: Check keralaresults.nic.in or dhsekerala.gov.in for Class 11 marks

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two weeks after it declared the Kerala Class XII results 2017, the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE), Kerala declared the plus one or Class XI result. The results are available at the official results on the website of the Kerala government at keralaresults.nic.in. The result updates can also be checked at dhsekerala.gov.in.How to check your resultsStep 1: Visit the official website of keralaresults.nic.in or dhsekerala.gov.in.Step 2: Click on the result link of DHSE First Year Exam Results 2017Step 3: Enter your examination roll numberStep 4: Click on submitStep 5: Save a print out for future referenceAll you need to know DHSE In line with the National Policy on Education, the Kerala government established the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education in the year 1990. The Directorate has been mandated to promote and regulate Higher Secondary Education in the state of Kerala. The DHSE ensures all round development of HS education in the state by providing required guidance and monitoring of government and private schools in Kerala.The DHSE gained full powers when the de-linking of pre-degree courses from the university education system was completed in a phased manner by 2000-2001.Candidates who clear the examination can look forward to enrolling for undergraduate courses in different colleges in Kerala and elsewhere. While a good showing in HSC examination will be a big morale booster, the admission, especially in professional and technical courses, will be based on entrance examinations, hence, the students who wish to pursue such education should not lose focus and carry on with the preparations for entrance examinations.Those who fail to clear the examination should not lose heart as they have another chance to clear it by appearing in the supplementary examination.

Manipur Class 10th, BSEM HSLC Results 2017 (manresults.nic.in): Manipur HSLC Result 2017 to be declared soon

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BSEM 10th Results 2017: Manipur Class 10th Result 2017 for HSLC examination held between March 17 – April 4 will be declared soon. ​Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BSEM) will be declaring Manipur Board Results 2017 on the offiical sites – bsem.nic.in, manresults.nic.in.Last year BSEM​ results were announced on May 24, 2016, wherein 31749 students had appeared for HSLC examination. The overall pass percentage for BSEM HSLC Results last year was 65.37%.How to check BSEM 10th Results 2017:1. Visit the official websites mentioned.2. Click on the link titled HSLC Results 2017.3. You will be directed to a new page.4. Enter your details such as examination roll and other credentials5. Click on submit.6. You will now get access to your Manipur Board Class 10 Result 2017.7. Download the result and keep a print out for future reference. Students please note, your Manipur Board HSLC Result 2017 will be declared on manresults.nic.in, bsem.nic.inAbout Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BSEM):The Board of Secondary Education, Manipur was established by an Act of Manipur Legislative Assembly in 1972. By the amendment of the Act in 2004, besides the academic activities, the prescription of conditions for granting recognition of standard I and VIII was also entrusted to the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur.At present 786 high and higher secondary schools (226 Government, 103 Government aided and 457 Private) are affiliated to the Board for certification at end of secondary stage i.e. class X. The schools in the state are either managed by the government or by private bodies. Besides the conduct of examination at the end of class X, the development of curriculum and syllabus, preparation, printing and distribution of text-books for class I to X are also done by the Board.The Board conducts public examination at the end of class X for the courses studied in class X only. The Board does not conduct any other public examination, however a common question examination at the end of class VIII will be held w.e.f. the academic session 2010-2011 to maintain uniformity, standard and quality. The schools themselves will conduct the examination, check the answer scripts. However, the tabulation of marks is to be sent up to the Board and Directorate of Education(Schools),Government of Manipur.

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