Status of Implementation of the Right to Education Act, 2009 in Himachal Pradesh

Vijay Singh
2016 International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS)   unpublished
Everyone has the right to education. Education should be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education should be compulsory. The UN recommendation has been reinforced in the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act (2009), which came into effect in India on 1 April 2010, enshrining in law for the first time the rights of all Indian children aged between six and 14 years to free and compulsory elementary education regardless
more » ... caste, class, gender, etc. The RTE Act, though deserves due credit for laying down in fairly specific terms state's responsibility towards education, it would be appropriate to examine the status and awareness on the part of schools and concern authority to provide free elementary education to the children aging between six to fourteen years of old. Present research study has tried to explore the status of the implementation by analysing some important indicators which are necessary for the implementation of the Act. The paper also analyse the awareness and understanding of the provisions of RTE among the stakeholders in Himachal Pradesh. Four years have already been passed since implementation of the RTE Act in Himachal Pradesh but still the state have to do more in the terms of enrolment, basic infrastructure, student learning, awareness and understanding among its stakeholders. By providing some recommendations the paper calls for some necessary actions by the government to improve the implementation status of the RTE Act in Himachal Pradesh.