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|Right to Education Act At a Glance|
|The Right of children to Free and
Compulsory Education Act has come into force from , April 1,
2010. This is a historic day for the people of India as from
this day the right to education will be accorded the same
legal status as the right to life as provided by Article 21A
of the Indian Constitution. Every child in the age group of
6-14 years will be provided 8 years of elementary education
in an age appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his/her
Any cost that prevents a child from accessing school will be borne by the State which shall have the responsibility of enrolling the child as well as ensuring attendance and completion of 8 years of schooling. No child shall be denied admission for want of documents; no child shall be turned away if the admission cycle in the school is over and no child shall be asked to take an admission test. Children with disabilities will also be educated in the mainstream schools. The Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh has emphasized that it is important for the country that if we nurture our children and young people with the right education, India’s future as a strong and prosperous country is secure.
|"All private schools
shall be required to enroll children from weaker sections and
disadvantaged communities in their incoming class to the extent of
25% of their enrolment, by simple random selection. No seats in this
quota can be left vacant. These children will be treated on par with
all the other children in the school and subsidized by the State at
the rate of average per learner costs in the government schools
(unless the per learner costs in the private school are lower)."
All schools will have to prescribe to norms and standards laid out in the Act and no school that does not fulfill these standards within 3 years will be allowed to function. All private schools will have to apply for recognition, failing which they will be penalized to the tune of Rs 1 lakh and if they still continue to function will be liable to pay Rs 10,000 per day as fine. Norms and standards of teacher qualification and training are also being laid down by an Academic Authority. Teachers in all schools will have to subscribe to these norms within 5 years.
|Right to Education Act, 2009 Rules|
|The National Commission for
Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has been mandated to monitor the
implementation of this historic Right. A special Division within
NCPCR will undertake this huge and important task in the coming
months and years. A special toll free helpline to register
complaints will be set up by NCPCR for this purpose. NCPCR welcomes
the formal notification of this Act and looks forward to playing an
active role in ensuring its successful implementation.
NCPCR also invites all civil society groups, students, teachers, administrators, artists, writers, government personnel, legislators, members of the judiciary and all other stakeholders to join hands and work together to build a movement to ensure that every child of this country is in school and enabled to get at least 8 years of quality education.
To appear at the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility conditions:
|Main features of Right to Education 2009 act|
The salient features of the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education act are -