The Paradox

The Constitution Amendment Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right.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. The title of the RTE Act incorporates the words ‘free and compulsory’ education.

THE REALITY is that some schools are collecting fees under RTE!  http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/schools-collecting-fees-from-children-under-rte/article4544722.ece

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