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HRD ministry to keep track of time spent by teachers in non-teaching activities

Jul 26, 2016 14:42 IST

    The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) under the HRD ministry would conduct a study to keep track of the time spent by the teachers in non-teaching activities in the schools across the country.

    The study would also monitor the adverse effects on education due to the non-teaching works these teachers are involved in daily basis. The report compilation would be done by NUEPA through visiting schools across the country and talking to teachers. The information regarding the study was provided by the HRD Minister of State Upendra Kushwaha in a written reply to one of the questions raised in the Lok Sabha.

    He further mentioned that the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, prevailed in our country allows no teacher to work on any non-teaching activity apart from decennial census, disaster relief duties and duties related to elections in the state or local administration. The minister of state in response to another question in Lok Sabha replied stating that a review committee that had been constituted last year has recommended conducting a national entrance test in order to select candidates for the teacher education programmes in the country. The committee was headed by Professor M A Siddiqui and the recommendations of the committee are under consideration at the moment.

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