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The Right to Education Act

From April 1, 2010 the Right to Education has come into force ensuring free education to more than 92 lakh out-of-school children in India. This Act gives every child the right to a quality elementary education. The main features of the Act are summarized as follows

 The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education

  1. All children aged 6-14 shall have the right to free and compulsory education at a neighborhood school.
  2. No direct (school fees) or indirect cost on uniforms, textbooks, mid-day meals, transportation etc needs to be borne by the child or parents to obtain elementary education.
  3. The Govt will provide schooling free of cost until the child’s elementary education is completed.
  4. All schools must comply with certain infrastructure and teacher norms. Two trained teachers will be provided for every 60 students at the primary level.
  5. Schools shall constitute School Management Committees comprising local officials, parents, guardians and teachers. The SMCs will monitor utilization of Govt grants and the school environment.
  6. RTE mandates inclusion of 50% women and parents of children from disadvantaged groups in SMCs.
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