State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c)

160 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2015

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Ankur Sarin

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

Sunaina Kuhn

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

Bikkrama Daulet Singh

Central Square Foundation

Praveen Khanghta

Central Square Foundation

Ambrish A. Dongre

Indian Institute of Management

Ekta Joshi

Accountability Initiative

Arghya Sengupta

University of Oxford

Faiza Rahman

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Date Written: July 30, 2015

Abstract

Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education (RTE) places a legal obligation on unaided non-minority private schools to admit at least 25 percent of their students from economically weaker and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in the entry level classes. This article draws on a detailed study: “State of the Nation Report: RTE Section 12(1)(c)”, which analyses legal, financial and administrative aspects of Section 12(1)(c). The report finds that state governments have done little to ensure its effective implementation and large ambiguities in the modalities still remain. It also highlights innovative practices adopted by state governments, and makes suggestions for improving its implementation.

Keywords: India, Right to Education, Section 12(1)(c), Private schools

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

Sarin, Ankur and Kuhn, Sunaina and Singh, Bikkrama Daulet and Khanghta, Praveen and Dongre, Ambrish A. and Joshi, Ekta and Sengupta, Arghya and Rahman, Faiza, State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c) (July 30, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2637817 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2637817

Ankur Sarin

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad ( email )

Vastrapur
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 015
India

Sunaina Kuhn

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad ( email )

Vastrapur
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 015
India

Bikkrama Daulet Singh

Central Square Foundation ( email )

707, Mercantile House
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi, 110001
India

Praveen Khanghta

Central Square Foundation ( email )

707, Mercantile House
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi, 110001
India

Ambrish A. Dongre (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Management ( email )

Vastrapur
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 015
India

Ekta Joshi

Accountability Initiative ( email )

Dharam Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, 110021
India

Arghya Sengupta

University of Oxford ( email )

Balliol College
Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX13BJ
United Kingdom

Faiza Rahman

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy ( email )

Lower Ground Floor, Block D21
Hakikat Rai Marg, Jangpura Extension
Jangpura, Delhi 110014
India

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