There is no doubt that country has made a good progress in enhancing literacy in the country. As per Census 2011 the literacy rate has gone up by almost 10% to 74.04 % from 64.83% in 2001.
It is hoped that RTE will give further impetus to this literacy drive, since the last mile is the most difficult one. It’s been a year the Right to Education Act (RTE) was enforced on 01 April, 2010.
27 States announce no-detention policy
28 ban corporal punishment
26 scrap exams to elementary level
18 ban private tuitions
18 ban screening procedure
21% teachers sans qualification
9 % schools have single teachers
Only 41 % primary schools have 40:1 as pupil-teacher ratio
Some of the immediate areas where possibilities of improvement exist:
– Only 10 States have notified the rules for implementation of RTE Act. 15 States have only managed to prepare drafts rules so far. Others need to follow suit.
– Only 11 States have set up the State Commission for Child Protection Rights (SCPCR), which will operate as grievance redressal authority.
– According to 2009-10 data compiled by the Ministry of HRD, total enrolment at the primary level is 133 million. But there are still 8 million children, aged between 6-14 years ‘out of schools’.
Socio Research & Reform Foundation
(A Non Government Organisation)
512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110008
Tele/Fax: +91-11-25821088, 25817157, 25722044