Education Lawyers in Bangalore

The Constitution (Eighty-Sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserts a new right in the constitution by the addition of Article 21A. It states that the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children between the age 6 to 14.

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

Section 3 awards the right to any child between the ages of 6 to 14 to complete their elementary education without having any kind of financial obligation due to such education that may disallow the completion of their education.

In the case of a child that was admitted to the school at a late age, the elementary education will still be completed irrespective of his age, by giving special training if necessary. Under Section 10, it is the duty of the parent to admit their kid for elementary education.

While under Section 8 and 9, it is the duty of the government and local authority to ensure all children in this age group are attending a school. Depending on the category of the school, Section 12, provides for all school to provide seats to the weaker section and disadvantaged groups. Section 15-19 provides for the prohibition of certain actions until the completion of the elementary education, like expulsion or physical/mental harassment of a child.

Section 24 enumerates the duties of a teacher. The Schedule in the Act defines the norms and standards for a school. It defines the infrastructure required by a school in accordance to the student population of the school. The act also directs that the curriculum of the school would be formed in accordance with the values of the Constitution.

National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993

This act plans and co-ordinates the development of the education of teacher in the country. It sets up the council to monitor the profession and make improvements thereupon.

The implementation of the Right to Education happens via Public Interest Litigation.