Karnataka to make changes in the RTE rules to teach in Kannada

Having suffered a series of legal setbacks, the Karnataka government has decided to amend the rules concerning the right of children to free and compulsory education (RTE) act 2009 to make Kannada medium of instruction up to class 5. Bill will be introduced in the Parliament in the beginning of the session on Monday.

The Cabinet unanimously decided on Thursday to amend the Karnataka right of children to free and compulsory education rules, 2012, issued in accordance with state policy. The curative petition is pending in the Supreme Court order on medium of instruction.

The Cabinet took the decision after the SC quashed the state government policy on Kannada, which should be compulsory medium of instruction in primary schools. Later, the court overturned the petitions, forcing the government file a curative petition.

Now, the government is faced with the rejection of the curative petition seeking relook in some aspects he was raised, but were not considered in the SC final verdict on language policy.

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