Right to Education – Progress Card

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.

Progress Card

Bright side

27 States announce no-detention policy
28 ban corporal punishment
26 scrap exams to elementary level
18 ban private tuitions
18 ban screening procedure

Flip side

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
e-mail: socio-research@sma.net.in

This entry was posted in Education. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Right to Education – Progress Card

  1. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

Comments are closed.