By Dr Sachidanand Sinha
The author is Professor, Centre for Study of Regional Development and Dean of Jawaharlal Nehru University, ND
The Right to Education Act, 2009, is a missed opportunity as the glaring disparities between rural and urban areas, between poor and rich, social and religious groups are likely to remain unaffected if not get further accentuated in the years to come.
With Central Government’s announcement on April 1 to implement Right to Education (RTE) 2009 — the Act that had remained in suspended animation for over six months now, has finally come into effect. This paves the way for providing free and compulsory education to all children in the age between 6 to 14. Ever since the Government made its intent clear in this direction, way back in 2002 with the 86th Amendment of the Constitution, it has taken inordinately long...