GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Human Resource and Development
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 855
TO BE ANSWERED ON NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Confusion Regarding Rules Under Right to Educate (RTE) Act
855. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is aware of the lacunae and confusion in the rules for the Right to Education (RTE) Act that is causing many institutions providing high quality primary and secondary education, to oppose the Act;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) whether Government would undertake further consultations and make efforts to include the concerns of these educational institutions to ensure that they are willing to play a role in enhancing both capacity and quality of education for all?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. SHASHI THAROOR)
(a) to (c): The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 for children in the age group of six to fourteen years came into force with effect from 1st April, 2010 and is being implemented by all States/UTs. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010 notified by the Central Government on 8th April, 2010 is applicable to five UTs without Legislature. All States/UTs have notified the State RTE Rules. The Central Government has held periodic discussions with the State Governments with regard to improvements and clarity in the State RTE Rules so as to improve implementation.