**Bhubaneswar: ** In pursuance of its routine monitoring exercise, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) team held a review to take stock of implementation of Right To Education Act (RTE) being made in Odisha.
In his media reactions, NCPCR Member Priyank Kanoongo informed after the review meeting that Odisha lags in providing free education to the poor students.
Speaking to the media persons at the State Secretariat here, the NCPCR Member said, “The mandate for monitoring Right To Education Act is entrusted with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights and its State counterpart. It’s our routine exercise. We keep such review meetings.”
“Today we shared several good things with the officers of State Government here. The experience was pleasing,” he added.
On being queried about the strength of poor children being benefitted by Right To Education, he replied, “We discussed on the matter today and the State Government has ensure us to initiate solid step for the purpose. We expressed our concerns that Odisha is lagging behind in implementation of the section meant for and asked to set the lacuna right.”