FW: Third version of education Bill

Social Jurist's mail inviting comments on the third version

attachments uploaded in the files section:
third version of the Bill at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eebill/files/socialjurist/DraftBill3.doc
report of Kolkata meet at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eebill/files/socialjurist/report040228.doc


>From: "Ashok" <[email protected]>
>To: "Gurcharan Das" <[email protected]>, "GOOGLE"
><[email protected]>, "Gita Diwan Verma TownPlanner"
><[email protected]>, "Ghanshyam JUDAV"
><[email protected]>, "Gerry Pinto UNICEF" <[email protected]>
>Subject: Third version of education Bill
>Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 11:49:13 +0530
>
>04.03.2004
>Dear Friend,
>
> Please find enclosed hereto copies of the third version of Free
>and Compulsory Education Bill, 2004 dated 08.01.2004 and a report of State
>Level Consultative Meeting held in Kolkata on 28.02.2004 to discuss this
>Bill.
>
> We are in the process of preparing an alternative draft of Free
>and Compulsory Education Bill, 2004 and therefore, we would request you to
>send your comments on the third version of Education Bill to us as early as
>possible. The alternative draft of the bill will be made available to all
>the concerned people for generating public debate and opinion.We are
>thinking of holding a National Consultative Meeting at New Delhi sometimes
>in May or June this year to finalise the alternative draft Bill. We have
>got your support in the past and we hope to have your support now also to
>take the matter to its logical end.
>
> We have found that the third version of the Bill is the outcome of
>peoples' outcry against the earlier drafts of the Bills. Some important
>things like inclusion of 0-6 age group in some form have now been done and
>some important deletions like distance education have been made. On
>cursory reading of the third version of Bill, it appears that the
>provisions made are totally inadequate and several drastic deletions,
>modification, additions etc. are still warranted. We also suggest you to
>hold meetings at State and Districts levels etc. with different groups and
> sections of people to discuss the Bill and communicate to us the outcome
>thereof. We also request you to send to us other relevant material
>appearing in newspapers, journals including notes and articles having been
>written by the concerned people. We further request to send us your
>suggestions and comments freely. This would be the first Central
>Legislation on education in the country and therefore, we all have to do
>our best to see that a good law is legislated.
>
>With regards
>
>Ashok Agrwal Advocate,
>Convenor,Social Jurist,
>478-479, Lawyers' Chambers,
>Western Wing, Tis Hazari Courts,
>Delhi-110054. (INDIA)
>M- 9811101923
>O- 011-23910014
>

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