RIGHT TO EDUCATION 

Right to Education act is an act of the Indian Parliament enacted on August 4, 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 years of age under Article 21a of the Indian constitution. 

The right to education is a human right and indispensable for the exercise of other human rights as an educated and well-informed human being can only know and exercise his fundamental rights and duties. RTE is one of the most powerful tools in uplifting socially excluded children and adults out of poverty and illiteracy. 

RTE Act provides for :

  • Free and compulsory elementary education for children between 6 and 14 years of age in a neighbourhood school.
  • It makes provision for a non-admitted student to an age-appropriate class. 
  • It specifies the duties and responsibilities of the appropriate government, local authorities and parents in providing free and compulsory education. 
  • It also lays down norms for ideal student-teacher ratio, building and infrastructure,  school-working days and teacher-working hours. 
  • It also provides for the appointment of appropriately trained teachers. 
  • It prohibits physical punishment and mental harassment and provides for the development of a curriculum in consonance with the values enshrined in our constitution which will ensure the all-around det, screening procedures for admissions, capitation fees, private tuition by the teachers and running of unrecognized schools. 
  • velopment of children who are knowledgeable, fearless and friendly. 

RTE works towards making a child free of fear, trauma and anxiety through a system of child-friendly and child-centred learning.