Issue: July 2019
 
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Indian history is replete with instances of Governments who were extremely conscious of their duty to provide services to their citizens. Continuous ef...
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  Tapping Sustainable Energy Alternatives
  The second lead article, which is also focus article, is written by Shri N Bhadran Nair. Citing a report of the World Health Organisation, the author has advocated for tapping sustainable energy alternatives
  Financing Renewables in India
  The third article is written by Shri P C Maithani, Adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. He has focussed on renewable energy resources
  Steps to Achieve India’s Solar Potential
  The special article is written by Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director of ReNew Power. He opines that India must also honour its global commitments on curbing greenhouse gas emissions
The Right to Education, 2009 and Repercussions for Marginalised Groups
Claire Noronha

Critics faulted the Right to Education Act 2009 (RTE) on many counts when it was finally passed, a century after being proposed by Gokhale. Still, the RTE was welcome-the child’s right to education was now a justiciable right which put the compulsion of provision on the state. In some ways the RTE takes up and consolidates earlier trends, in others it is a striking departure from them. In mandating a basic minimum of infrastructure and trained teachers in all schools, the RTE reversed a disturbing trend which had slowly become entrenched over the years. In the government sector, poorly equipped EGS/AIE schools were acceptable for difficult situations and in many states trained teachers had been replaced by less qualified para teachers or contract teachers, a low cost alternative. Nambissan (2010) remarks on the irony of poorly paid less skilled teachers for disadvantaged children as a ‘travesty of social justice’. The low fee for profit private schools targeting the same clientele also relied on local less qualified staff. By insisting that all schools have basic facilities the RTE restored a certain dignity to the schooling system for the disadvantaged. Derecognising schools which did not have these standards by March 2013 (a deadline which has passed without fanfare) was part of this line of thinking.

 
 
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