Sunday, June 4, 2023



Govt asks all states, UTs to make 6 years minimum age for Class 1 admission

New Delhi, February 22: The Ministry of Education has directed all states and Union Territories to fix the minimum age for admission in Class 1 as six years, officials said on Wednesday. According to the new National Education Policy (NEP), the foundational stage consists of five years of learning opportunities for all children (between 3 to 8 years) that includes three years of preschool education followed by Classes 1 and 2. "The policy thus promotes seamless learning and development of children from pre-school to class 2. This can only be...

Identification of minorities: Centre seeks more time from SC to hold meetings with states

New Delhi, August 29: The Centre sought more time from the Supreme Court on Monday to hold meetings with states and Union Territories on the issue of identification of religious minorities, including Hindus, at the state level. In a status report submitted to the court in response to a plea filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, the Ministry of Minority Affairs said comments/views of the state governments including those of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and UT of J & K have not been received as on date. "A reminder was sent...

Opposition-ruled states demand changing revenue sharing formula between Centre-states

Chandigarh, June 28: With compensation to states for loss of revenue from the implementation of GST ending this month, states ruled by non-NDA parties have started clamouring for changing the revenue sharing formula to protect their revenues. Chhattisgarh Finance Minister T S Singh Deo said the present formula for equally splitting revenues from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) between the Centre and states should be changed, with a larger share of 70-80 per cent being given to states. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is...
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