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RTE Bill on table soon

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Centre plans to table the right to education bill in the coming week. The efforts are to make education free and compulsory to achieve the goal of 'education for all'. The government aims to table the bill in the ongoing session of parliament, said said Arun Kumar Rath, Secretary, Elementary Education, HRD Ministry.

Education as a subject suffered the lackadaisical attitude, but with the focus now changing to school education and on quality schooling, there has been pro-active planning from the Centre. The other measures to boost enrollment include an increase in the outlay expenditure for better facilities and quality education.

The draft legislation has been contentious due to provisions such as 25 per cent reservation in private schools for disadvantaged children from the neighborhood at the entry level.


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