Saturday, September 25, 2010

Right To Education Act 2010

Article 21A of Indian Constitution: the Right to Education Act 2010 (RTE Act) was enforced on 1st April 2010. With the implementation of the act, children between 6-14 years will enjoy free and compulsory education from now on. The Right to Free and Compulsory Education bill was placed in the parliament on 4th August 2009.

Recommendation of the RTE Act 2010:

Free and Compulsory Education for children from 6 to 14 years
92 lakhs of children (those who have left school or never attended) will come under the purview of this project
School Administrative Committee & Local Self Government will be responsible
• Children, if more than 6yrs, can seek admission in the class as per age.
• No child shall be held back, expelled or required to pass a board examination until completion of elementary education (upto class eight)
Books, Exercise book, pencil, pens and school uniform will be given free of cost for students of the government schools
• The local government will have to ensure education for local children
• 25% seats will have to be reserved for the disadvantaged group of children
Primary Schools should be within 1 km from the locality
Secondary Schools must be within the radius of 3 kms, else free travelling
• Cost will be shared at 55 : 45 ratio between the central government and the concerned state

Responsibilities of Schools and Guardians:

• The central government will prepare a unique syllabus; compulsory traning for teachers to uplift standard; state government will provide the necessary infrastructure
• 25% seats will be reserved for disadvantaged students in private and special category schools; capitation fees cannot be charged
• Guardians to send every children to schools between the age group 2-14 yrs compulsorily
• The School Management Committee will ensure standard of teaching in schools
• Government will closely look after the proceedings for successful implementation of the project

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