State of the Nation: RTE Section 12 (1) (C) 2015 Provisional

10 March 2016

This report titled State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c) provides an overview of the status of implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act. Section 12(1)(c) mandates that private unaided schools keep aside 25 percent of their entry level seats for children belonging to economically weaker sections and disadvantaged categories. The clause represents an instrument to increase equity in educational opportunities and create a more integrated and inclusive schooling system. The mandate currently has the potential to impact 1.6 crore children from EWS and DG categories in the next eight years.