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Failing Its Purpose

RTE Act has not ensured delivery of quality education

Maharashtra: As many 45,000 schools threaten shutdown to protest non-payment of dues

RTE Act provides for 25 per cent reservation of seats in un-aided schools for children from economically weaker sections. The children get free education and schools are compensated for the expenses.


NGO: 50% BMC-run primary schools don’t have Class VIII

According to an RTE reply to the query filed by the NGO, 12,02,027 students took admission in Class I of BMC schools between academic year 2003-04 and 2009-10

7 civic schools in Thane charge fees: Educational rights group threatens to take schools to court

Alleging violation of Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009, an educational rights group has threatened to move court against the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) after seven English-medium schools under the civic body were allegedly found charging fees.

Learning outcomes to be part of RTE Act: Javadekar

Soon it will be left to the states whether or not to conduct exams in Class 5 and 8.

Delhi: Denial of admission complaints tops list of pleas under RTE Act

In the year 2014-15, the DCPCR processed 195 cases under the RTE of which 175 cases have been disposed off. The remaining 20 are being looked into, says the report.


Only 15% seats under RTE filled, says report

Report calls for relook at keeping minority schools out of RTE ambit

Group of Secys recommend extension of RTE up to Class XII

Under the Right to Education Act, education up to Class VIII is a fundamental right. If the suggestion of the group of secretaries is implemented, then the law will cover education up to Class XII.

RTE Act implementation: Teachers’ union slams BMC for reducing fund allocation

Of the 917 schools under the BMC’s education department, 334 private aided primary schools have a student strength of 1,19,703 and the 538 unaided schools have 2,99,000 students.

Failure of Right to Education Act: Is it time to privatise education?

The Right to Education Act is based on an excellent and very politically marketable idea – that every child should have an equal right to a good education.