Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the state government to make amendments to Section 6 of the Karnataka Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2012 to bring dropout children back to schools. The proposed amendments have to be submitted to the court within 10 days.
The court has taken up a suo motu case after learning that more than 54,000 children have been deprived of education despite the state enforcing Right to Education Act. The division bench headed by Chief Justice D.H. Waghela directed the state to amend Section 6 (a)(b)(c)(d) of the state’s Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2012.
The state government submitted that it would finalise the amendments after holding a meeting, chaired by the chief secretary, before March 29.
The advocate representing NGO Bangalore Civic submitted to the court that it has come out with draft amendments to Section 6, but education department officials failed to discuss the issue seriously during RTE meetings.