[ILUG-BOM] PIL for Open Source in Education - Update
kussh.singh at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 08:39:40 IST 2017
If implementation is needed, open source in education advocates should go
to meet Manish Sisodia, Atishi Marlena etc in Delhi's Aap. These are the
people really implementing things on the ground which the TV media does not
tell about at all.
They should be busy in the Feb elections and afterwards in March for UP
elections canvassing for votes but they will still find ways and means to
give not only a hearing to open source educationists but also get it
implemented as these are activists turned politicians or leaders..
Pls see the following info on quora.com or twitter etc
On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 8:48 PM, GN <nagarjun at gnowledge.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 15 January 2017 12:49 PM, Milind Oka wrote:
>> In last month's proceedings, Hon High Court passed an important order to
>> make appropriate changes in
>> School/College curriculum for academic year 2017-18 ( in view of
>> Notification dated 17 June 2014 which advises
>> states to adopt open source on priority)
>> Government has formed an experts committee for this implementation. The
>> report is expected
>> before 8 March 17. So next date is kept on 31 March 2017.
>> Another good news is that Prof Kannan of 'Spoken Tutorials' seems to be
>> one of the members in the committee. Prof Kannan,
>> being a strong supporter of open source, has been putting great efforts
>> to promote open source. He himself says that obsolete
>> curriculum is the biggest problem in ICT education. Also he has signed
>> our on line petition for Mandating Open Source. His work
>> will be meaningful if open source is effectively implemented through
>> Now we can definitely expect a report from the committee suggesting
>> mandatory adoption of Open Source in Education in
>> strong and clear words. Best wishes to Prof Kannan and his team.
>> Earlier, Mr Krishnakant Mane and DFF filed a similar PIL in order to
>> have a greater impact of the original petition. The two petitions will
>> now be joined (Probably on 31 March). Original petition is representing
>> students and teachers while Krishnakant is representing Visually
>> impaired students and students in rural areas in particular. Lots of
>> thanks to Krishnakant.
>> Hon High Court Order on 8 Dec : http://docdro.id/pM73elw
>> MHRD Notification which High Court Order refers :
>> -- Regards
>> Very happy to hear these updates. Good work.
> Usually, whenever we voice we do get good judgments and new committees
> will be made. This is one of the ways in which the Govt keeps us less
> reactive. We think our voices are heard. The gulf between policies,
> supreme court judgments is so deep and wide, the existing practices will
> Therefore it is important for few of us to continue to create well
> designed good quality interventions that can support this transition.
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