State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c)
160 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2015
Date Written: July 30, 2015
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
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