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Right to Education Act (April 2009)

SUBMITTED BY (GROUP 7/ BATCH B) SAURABH OMAR [CB.BU.P2MBA11064] ROHITH HARIDAS [CB.BU.P2MBA11058] HAROON A [CB.BU.P2MBA11032] KARTHIK P [CB.BU.P2MBA11040] GIREESH M [CB.BU.P2MBA11028] ASHWIN R [CB.BU.P2MBA10…]

CONTENTSPAGE NO.
1. INTRODUCTION & HISTORY…..………………….2 2. RESPONCIBILITIES..………………………………. 4 3. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES………………7
4. RTE IN NEWS……………………………………….. 10 5. FAQs………………………………………………….. 12 6. CONCLUSION………………………………………... 14 7. REFERENCES....…………………………………….... 15

INTRODUCTION
Knowing how to read is knowing how to walk.
Knowing how to write is knowing how to ascend.
Feet, arms, wings, all these are given to man by his first and most humble schoolbooks.1 The Right to food, Right to Information, and Right to education are considered to be fundamental and crucial rights for social well-being. Education as we all know is one of the most powerful instrument for reducing poverty and inequality. It would also play an important role in improving India's competitiveness in the global economy. So quality education will go a long way in bringing in economic and social development in India. The historic act the Right to Education (RTE) act was passed by Indian parliament on 4th August 2009 and the act came into force on April 1, 2010 with this India became one of the 135 countries to implement free and compulsory education for every child. Salient features of the act are: All children in the age group of 6 to 14 years will be given free and compulsory education. Any time of academic year, a child can go to a school and demand that this right is respected. Private educational institutions have to reserve 25% seats to the economically weaker children. The school needs to have certain minimum infrastructure facilities, teachers, etc. The government need to develop some policies for developing the backward schools as well. The state government should establish primary schools within walking distance of one km neighbourhood and at a distance of three km in case of VI to VIII class students.

The Right to Education Act - A history
Just after the Indian constitution was framed after the independence, the article 45 stated that "The state shall endeavour to provide, within a period of ten years from the commencement of this Constitution, for free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of fourteen years". The recent historical details of the Right to Education Act are as follows: In 2002 the 86th Constitutional Amendment was passed.

In 2003, the first draft of the Right to Education bill was circulated for public review. In 2004, the second draft of the bill, drafted after consideration of the feedback to the first draft, was posted on the Education Department website. In June 2005, the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) committee drafted the ‘Right to Education Bill' and submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). MHRD sent it to the National Advisory Council (NAC) where Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was the Chairperson. The NAC sent the Bill to the Prime Minister for his observation. In July 2006, the finance committee...
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