The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right in such a manner as the State may, by law, determine. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to full time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards.
Article 21-A and the RTE Act came into effect on 1 April 2010. The title of the RTE Act incorporates the words ‘free and compulsory’. ‘Free education’ means that no child, other than a child who has been admitted by his or her parents to a school which is not supported by the appropriate Government, shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing elementary education. ‘Compulsory education’ casts an obligation on the appropriate Government and local authorities to provide and ensure admission, attendance and completion of elementary education by all children in the 6-14 age group. With this, India has moved forward to a rights based framework that casts a legal obligation on the Central and State Governments to implement this fundamental child right as enshrined in the Article 21A of the Constitution, in accordance with the provisions of the RTE Act.
The RTE Act provides for the:
- Right of children to free and compulsory education till completion of elementary education in a neighbourhood school.
- It clarifies that ‘compulsory education’ means obligation of the appropriate government to provide free elementary education and ensure compulsory admission, attendance and completion of elementary education to every child in the six to fourteen age group. ‘Free’ means that no child shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing elementary education.
- It makes provisions for a non-admitted child to be admitted to an age appropriate class.
- It specifies the duties and responsibilities of appropriate Governments, local authority and parents in providing free and compulsory education, and sharing of financial and other responsibilities between the Central and State Governments.
- It lays down the norms and standards relating inter alia to Pupil Teacher Ratios (PTRs), buildings and infrastructure, school-working days, teacher-working hours.
- It provides for rational deployment of teachers by ensuring that the specified pupil teacher ratio is maintained for each school, rather than just as an average for the State or District or Block, thus ensuring that there is no urban-rural imbalance in teacher postings. It also provides for prohibition of deployment of teachers for non-educational work, other than decennial census, elections to local authority, state legislatures and parliament, and disaster relief.
- It provides for appointment of appropriately trained teachers, i.e. teachers with the requisite entry and academic qualifications.
- It prohibits (a) physical punishment and mental harassment; (b) screening procedures for admission of children; (c) capitation fee; (d) private tuition by teachers and (e) running of schools without recognition,
- It provides for development of curriculum in consonance with the values enshrined in the Constitution, and which would ensure the all-round development of the child, building on the child’s knowledge, potentiality and talent and making the child free of fear, trauma and anxiety through a system of child friendly and child centred learning.
Children one of the following categories :
(i) Schedule caste, Schedule tribe with annual Income upto 2 Lakh Per Annum
(ii) Other Backward Classes with annual Income upto 1 Lakh Per Annum
(iii) General Category with annual Income upto 68,000 Per Annum
(1) Orphan child
(2) Children needing care and protection
(3) Children belonging to child care institute
(4) Child labor/ children of migrating labor
(5) Mentally retarded/ Child affected with Cerebral palsy
(6) Children with special needs
(7) Children affected with HIV
(8) Physically disabled
List of Documents :
Birth Certificate of the Child (For Everyone)
BPL Card ( for applicants who are below poverty line) (As Income Proof)
Caste Certificate (for SC/ST/OBC Applicants)
Income Certificate (for all except BPL)
Residence Proof (For Everyone)-
Ration Card in the name of parents, with child’s name on the ration card
Voter ID Card
Electricity Bill or Tax Receipt of the house
Any other document issued by the government which has the parents name and the address.
RTE Admission Portal Options :
MAKE ONLINE APPLICATION
CHECK APPLICANT LIST
CHECK REGISTERED SCHOOL LIST
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS LIST
RECEIVING CENTER LIST
RTE Portal Sections :
ONLINE SCHOOL RECOGNITION FORM
NOT SELECTED LIST
ADMIN LOGIN ( http://www.rtegujarat.org/Admin/Login )
Apply Online :
Online Application Link
Registered School List Check Link:
Receiving Centre List Link:
Admin Login Link :
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All GR Circulars Paripatra About RTE Download :
Providing Free Transport Facility to Children in Elementary Schools.
Duties to be performed and Code of conduct to be observed By the teachers / Vidya Sahayaks And the Head Teachers in Primary Schools.
Admission to weaker and disadvantaged group children in primary school (pilot project)
RTE Gujarat GR
Notification to amended the Gujarat RTE Rules 2012
RTE Act-2009 Declaration of Grievance Redressal mechanism under the Local Authorities
Formation of State Advisory Council
The Appointment of members for Gujarat SCPCR
RTE Act -2009 to be declared under the Local Authorities
SCPCR Gujarat State in Formed
Gujarat RTE Rules 2012
Eligibility Test of Head Teachers in Elementary Schools
Change in Structure and Functions of SMC at School level
Formation of School Management Committee (Amendment)
Eligibility test for Primary Teachers (Amendment)
Recruitment of Vidhyasahayak in Primary School / Upper Primary School managed by District Education Committees / Nagar Primary Education Committees
GCERT as an Academic Authority for the purposes of the said Act
Regarding deciding policy of merger of Primary Schools
Teacher Eligibility Test for Primary Teachers
Appointment of Vidha Sahayaks in primary schools managed by District Education Committees / Municipal School Boards
Starting std - 8 in Primary Schools for Academic year June 2011-12
Formation of School Management Committee at Scholl level
Ban on Test or Examination or Interview at Admission in Primary School
Ban on private tuition by Primary Teachers
Prescribing Instructional hours during the academic year
Ban on Charging Capitation Fees in Primary Schools
Ban on holding back children in same standard or excluding from school
Ban on physical punishment or mental torture to children in primary schools
Regarding Revision of Student-Teacher norms in Primary School
Recruitment of Vidhyasahayak in Primary Schools
RTE Act 2009
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a of the Indian Constitution. India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the Act came into force on 1 April 2010. The Act makes education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14 and specifies minimum norms in elementary schools. It requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats to children (to be reimbursed by the state as part of the public-private partnership plan). Kids are admitted in to private schools based on economic status or caste based reservations. It also prohibits all unrecognised schools from practice, and makes provisions for no donation or capitation fees and no interview of the child or parent for admission. The Act also provides that no child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education. There is also a provision for special training of school drop-outs to bring them up to par with students of the same age. The RTE Act requires surveys that will monitor all neighbourhoods, identify children requiring education, and set up facilities for providing it. The World Bank education specialist for India, Sam Carlson, has observed: "The RTE Act is the first legislation in the world that puts the responsibility of ensuring enrolment, attendance and completion on the Government. It is the parents' responsibility to send the children to schools in the US and other countries. The Right to Education of persons with disabilities until 18 years of age is laid down under a separate legislation - the Persons with Disabilities Act. A number of other provisions regarding improvement of school infrastructure, teacher-student ratio and faculty are made in the Act. Education in the Indian constitution is a concurrent issue and both centre and states can legislate on the issue. The Act lays down specific responsibilities for the centre, state and local bodies for its implementation. The states have been clamouring that they lack financial capacity to deliver education of appropriate standard in all the schools needed for universal education. Thus it was clear that the central government (which collects most of the revenue) will be required to subsidise the states.