Right to Education Act fails to deliver on education for all

The Right to Education Act passed in 2009 aims to give good education to all children irrespective of their financial status. Under this, private schools have to keep 25% seats for children from economically weak families. This does not include schools for the minority community and those with housing facilities. The government gives some benefits to the private schools that give admission to these children. But private schools have not met even half of the admissions. The reasons are slow process of admission, lack of awareness and low financial support from the central government to the states. In Maharashtra out of 1.56 lakh seats under the RTE, less than 18% were filled. Only Delhi has achieved 44.6% admissions .Every child has a right to education which can be met with if rules are followed strictly.