Total Pageviews

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE),

Right to Education Act (RTE)
The bill was approved by the Cabinet on 2 July 2009; Rajya Sabha passed the bill on 20 July 2009 and the Lok Sabha on 4 August 2009.he law came into effect in the whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir from 1 April 2010.
India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010

Highlights of RTE Act

Right to Education becoming a fundamental right,the Act promises to ensure education for all children between the age of 6 and 14, a whopping 22 crore children, out of which nearly 1.1 crore are out of school and the act makes it obligatory for the appropriate governments to ensure that every child gets free elementary education.
 1.  Free and compulsory education to all children of India in the six to 14 age group;
2.  No child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until completion of elementary education (up to class eight);
3.  A child who completes elementary education (upto Class 8) shall be awarded a certificate
4.  Calls for a fixed student-teacher ratio;
5.  Will apply to all of India except Jammu and Kashmir;
6.  Provides for 25 percent reservation for economically disadvantaged communities in all private and minority schools. The reservation to start with Class One beginning 2011
7. Mandates improvement in quality of education;
8. School teachers will need adequate professional degree within five years or else will lose job;
9. School infrastructure (where there is problem) to be improved in three years, else recognition cancelled;
10 Financial burden will be shared between state and central government on the basis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All)
11. Private schools to face penalty for violating RTE


No comments:

Post a Comment