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Education Act in India

Right of Children:

To free and compulsory admission, attendance and
completion of EE in a neighbourhood school
 Free: removal by the state of any financial barrier that
prevents a child from completing eight years of
schooling
 Compulsion: on the state; parental duty to send
children to school
Not enrolled/dropout children be admitted to age
appropriate class after a period of Special Training
No child shall be failed or expelled from school upto class 8
(– corresponds to the age group 6-14)

Schools:

Norms and standards specified – applicable to all schools
 Minimum Infrastructure
 Teacher-Pupil Ratio of 1:30
 School days (200 to 220 days) and total instructional
hours (800 to 1000 hours)
 Working days for teachers – weekly hours of work
To be applied in every school

Teachers:

Qualification for appointment of
teachers laid down at national level
Academic responsibility of the teachers
specified
No private tuition by fulltime school
teachers

Bringing Community and Schools closer:

Community participation ensured through School
Management Committee comprising parents, teachers and
elected representatives
 ¾ members from among parents of children in the school
 Proportionate representation to weaker and deprived
sections
Allocates major responsibility to the Local Authority –
Panchayati Raj system
 To proactively monitor the delivery of rights and
entitlements of children

To free and compulsory admission, attendance and
completion of EE in a neighbourhood school
 Free: removal by the state of any financial barrier that
prevents a child from completing eight years of
schooling
 Compulsion: on the state; parental duty to send
children to school
Not enrolled/dropout children be admitted to age
appropriate class after a period of Special Training
No child shall be failed or expelled from school upto class 8
(– corresponds to the age group 6-14)

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