It prescribes minimum norms for elementary schools, prohibits unrecognised schools from practice and advocates against donation fees and interviews of children at the time of admission. The Right to Education Act keeps a check on all neighbourhoods through regular surveys and identifies children who are eligible for receiving education but do not have the means to.

Right to Education rules 2009 PDF

Educational challenges have been prevalent at both the centre and states for many years in India. The Right to Education Act 2009 maps out roles and responsibilities for the centre, state and all local bodies to rectify gaps in their education system in order to enhance the quality of education in the country.

It is obligatory for the Government to provide free and compulsory elementary education to each and every child, in a neighbourhood school within 1 km, up to class 8 in India. No child is liable to pay fees or any other charges that may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing elementary education. Free education also includes the provisions of textbooks, uniforms, stationery items and special educational material for children with disabilities in order to reduce the burden of school expenses.

In 2013, Oxfam India critiqued Right to Education (RTE) Forum’s Stocktaking Report 2013, which evaluated the three year progress of the Right to Education Act since its enactment in 2009. While considerable progress was made on aspects like primary level enrolment rates, launching new schools, appointment of new teachers and ensuring safe drinking water and toilet facilities for children, the overall delivery did not live up to the expectations. Oxfam India in its policy brief recommended five solutions to rectify gaps and loopholes in order to enhance implementation and effectiveness of the Right to Education Act 2009.

With a view to implementing the policy effectively as determined by the state Govt. in regard to primary education the instructions and guidance as required are imparted by the Directorate of Primary Education at the state level. Various programs of primary education reforms are implemented through District Primary Education officers the statement showing administrative set-up of Directorate of primary education is as under.

RTE ACT 2009 PDF ડાઉનલોડ કરવા માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરો.

RTE RULES 2012 ડાઉનલોડ કરવા માટે અહીં ક્લિક કરો.

The Right to Education Act 2009 prohibits all kinds of physical punishment and mental harassment, discrimination based on gender, caste, class and religion, screening procedures for admission of children capitation fee, private tuition centres, and functioning of unrecognised schools.

The Right to Education (RTE) Forum’s Stocktaking Report 2014 suggested that across the country, less than 10 percent schools comply with all of the Right to Education Act norms and standards. While enactment of the Right to Education Act 2009 triggered significant improvements, concerns regarding privatisation of education remains. Educational inequalities have held a strong ground in India for many years.

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