SC upholds Right to Education Act, education for poor

Published: Thursday, Apr 12,2012, 15:10 IST
SC, Right to Education Act, education for poor, RTE, IBTL

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): In a landmark judgment today the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, 2009, which mandates 25 per cent free seats to the poor in government and private unaided schools uniformly across the country.

The Apex court further added that the act will not be applicable for unaided minority schools.The law envisages that all poor children aged 6-14 years will be given free and compulsory education within their neighbourhood.

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