The Right of Children For Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 has several important clauses to ensure Right for Education.
Section 12 (1) (c) of the Act has mentioned that:
“(private schools) shall admit in class 1 (or pre-primary), to the extent of at least twenty-five per cent of the strength of that class children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in the neighbourhood and provide free and compulsory education till its completion.”
Meaning of this clause:
- From the year 2013-14, private schools must provide 25 percent quota to socially disadvantaged and EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) in their neighborhood
- 25 percent seats should be given to children less than 6 years old till they complete 8 years of elementary school education, all free of cost
- This will open of at least 1 million seats in private schools under this 25%
Achievement of RTE act – State wise:
How Private schools support RTE Act?
The private schools which provide admission to the children under 25% reserved quota gets subsidy from the State Government. The subsidy amount for admitting a student can be pre-child expenditure borne by the school in providing education to a child or the fee amount collected from similar student whichever is lesser.