RTE stands for Right to education. The Constitution (86th Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21A into the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 6 and 14 years as a fundamental right may be established by law. The Right of the Child to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 is an equivalent piece of legislation under section 21A which means that every child has the right to full-time primary education of satisfactory quality and equity in comprehensive schools that meet certain basic requirements. norms and standards. Section 21-A and the RTE Act came into force on 1 April 2010. The RTE Act has the words “free and compulsory” in its title. “Free education” means that no child, other than a child whose parents attend a school not supported by the relevant government, must pay fees or charges or any kind of expenditure that may prevent him/her from leaving and completing school. primary education. “Compulsory education” obligates the respective governments and municipalities to ensure and ensure that all children between the ages of 6 and 14 enrol, attend and complete basic education. Thus, India has moved towards a rights-based system where the Central and State Governments are legally bound to implement this fundamental right of the child under Article 21A of the Constitution as provided for in the RTE Act.