HRD ministry in collaboration with National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) would conduct a study to keep track of the time spent by the teachers in non-teaching activities in the schools across the country.
HRD Minister of State Upendra Kushwaha mentioned in a reply that HRD ministry has taken these steps in order to take account of the bad consequences of these 'other activities' that might give a bad impression on the teaching to the students. During the Lok Sabha session, he mentioned, "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."
"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," he added.
In this monitoring initiative, report compilation would be done by NUEPA through visiting schools across the country and talking to teachers. This step by the ministry may do wonders or may face a bad review from the teachers point of view. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on news and views across the nation. For more, take a halt at Brainbuxa.