New Delhi: While the state governments continue to be non-committal on implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Central Government has decided to take on board representatives of other Ministries in the Committees running the scheme to realize the aim of providing free and compulsory education to children between 6-14 years.

Focusing on the monitoring of the ambitious Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development has added more than a dozen of representative from other Ministries.

Representatives of Panchyati Raj, Rural Development, Minority Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs will be included in the Monitoring and Executive Council of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan.

“The Union Cabinet has approved this. In the Monitoring Council representatives at the level of Minister of State (MoS) will be appointed and in the Executive Council, Secretaries of the Departments will be there. Also, Secretaries of Women and Child Welfare Ministry, Social justice and Empowerment Ministries will be included," said Ambika Soni, Minsiter of Information and Broadcasting in a press conference on Thursday.

JPN/Bureau