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    • The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 SWOT Analysis
    • Background of the RET, Act
      • “ The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act” , was passed by parliament in August last year.
      • the government has finalized the expenditure sharing between State and Centre in the ratio of 65-35.  65 percent expenditure will be borne by the Centre government and rest will be by the State government for implementing the law making education a fundamental Right.
      • Article 21-A, as inserted by the Constitution (Eighty-Sixth Amendment) Act, 2002, provides for free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right.
    • Cont…
      • Consequently, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, has been enacted by the Parliament.
      • “ This was a matter of national importance for UPA (United Progressive Alliance). This bill is just not about taking children to school. This is a bill that speaks about quality education, it speaks about the physical infrastructure, teacher-pupil ratio, qualification of teachers,” Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said.
    • Points which are more highlighted
      • Free and compulsory education to all children of India in the six to 14 age group.
      •   No child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until completion of elementary education.
      •   A child who completes elementary education (upto class 8) shall be awarded a certificate.
      •   Calls for a fixed student-teacher ratio
    • Cont…
      •   Will apply to all of India except Jammu and Kashmir.
      •   Provides for 25 percent reservation for economically disadvantaged communities in admission to Class One in all private schools.
      •   Mandates improvement in quality of education.
      •   School teachers will need adequate professional degree within five years or else will lose job.
    • Cont…
      •   School infrastructure (where there is problem) to be improved in three years, else recognition cancelled.
      •   Financial burden will be shared by state and central government.