Right to Education, RTE etc.,B.A.Nagesh M.A. K.A.S.Retd



  1. The right to free and compulsory education for children between 6to 14 years has been granted under Art.21A. India is one of the 135 countries to make education fundamental.
  2. The act came into existence on 1.4.10
  3. It covers the whole of India except Jammu&Kashmir.
  4. All private schools to reserve 25% of their seats to children from poor families(reimbursed by the State).No donation/capitation fees. Special training for drop-outs to come to the mainstream.
  5. RTE is the first legislation which puts the onus of ensuring enrolment/attendance on part of the Govt.

.                                           RTE&KARNATAKA.

  1. Project  Hejje Guruthu  was started in 2012-13 with a projected amount of Rs.20 lakh.
  2. The project was necessitated to create a data bank on children by giving them a unique ID
  3. Each of the 1 crore students studying in Govt/aided/private will get a unique id.
  4. The 17 digit number will track the students throught  their schooling for students 1 to 10
  5. The website is open to the public which can bring mistakes in a student’s data to the notice of the Block education officer
  6. The data will have a student’s date of birth;date of admission;parent’s names, attendance, religion,medium of instruction, residence
  7. Educational extra-curricular activities would also be monitored
  8. The data bank will keep a track of students and prevent drop-outs
  9. Over the year about 23,000 droputs


  1. 11% of the classrooms in 45,200 elementary schools need major repair; while 18% need minor repair Percentage of classrooms requiring major repair are 11.41%
  2. 45% of elementary schools do not have playgrounds;31% of elementary schools lack compound walls; 18% of high schools do not have electricity
  3. Three out of four classrooms in Bangalore city are in good condition


  1. The number of vacant teacher’s posts has increased to 23,325 posts.
  2. The percentage of gap between sanctioned and working posts increased to 9.1%


  1. What is the function of the National commission for protection of child rights?
  2. Where is the subject of education placed and what is the funding pattern?
  3. What is the extent of school drop-outs and shortage of teachers?
  4. What are the criticisms leveled against the RTE?
  5. What  is the stand of minority schools?
  6. What are the barriers in the way of RTE?


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