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HOPELESS IMPLEMENTATION OF RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN UP                 It is now the fourth year since the government of Uttar Pradesh started taking Right to Education Act 2009 seriously. Section 12(1)(c) of this Act is the most attractive feature from the point of view of parents from Disadvantaged Groups and Weaker Sections as they… Read More

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Fixing Minimum and Maximum Income Bars is Vital for Equitable Society   Government doctors (and other employees) demanding salary hike is a common news. Succumbing to the temptation of greener pastures, government doctors moving to private hospitals in the country or migrating abroad is also fairly common. But what is turning heads around is the… Read More

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ACADEMIC DISHONESTY   This piece is in response to an article by Geeta Kingdon, Professor of Education Economics at University of London and President, City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, that describes the Right to Education Act 2009 of Government of India as disastrous and calls for scrapping of the harmful Act.   In our response,… Read More

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  समय आ गया है निजी विद्यालयों को स्थाई रूप से बंद करने का        निजी विद्यालयों ने मुफ्त एवं अनिवार्य शिक्षा के अधिकार अधिनियम 2009 के क्रियान्वयन से बचने के लिए 7 अप्रैल 2018 को एक दिवसीय बंद का आयोजन किया। इन विद्यालयों को अधिनियम के माध्यम से तथा कई राज्यों द्वारा… Read More

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AN ANTI-PEOPLE REGIMEN           The 2018-19 budget of the Narendra Modi government has been touted as catering to interests of farmers, rural workers, women, Dalits and small businesses but nothing can be farther from truth. A strikingly paradoxical feature of this budget is the announcement of new schemes for farmers and poor accompanied with a… Read More

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WHEN HAS THE BUREAUCRACY TREATED PEOPLE WITH RESPECT?   There is pressure from the government officials in Delhi that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should apologize for the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash inside the CM’s residence by Aam Admi Party Members of Legislative Assembly. Two MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan have been… Read More

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RECENT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN ANDHRA PRADESH Immediately after the Right to Information Act was implemented in 2005, under the aegis of United Forum for Right to Information Campaign activists like Ram Krishna Raju of National Alliance of People’s Movements organised camps in different districts of undivided Andhra Pradesh with the help of local organisations to… Read More

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Dated : 03/01/2018   Press Release   Do not make Triple Talaq a criminal offense           The BJP is feeling triumphant that it has got the Instant Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha making the practice a criminal offence. In view of the Socialist Party it is motivated by BJP’s communal approach, especially prejudice… Read More