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Title:
REVISITING THE RTE: EVALUATING THE QUALITY AND EQUALITY OF EDUCATION IN INDIA

Authors:
Aditya Vikram Singh

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Aditya Vikram Singh
The Doon School

MLA 8
Singh, Aditya Vikram. "REVISITING THE RTE: EVALUATING THE QUALITY AND EQUALITY OF EDUCATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 1514-1520, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=110. Accessed Feb. 2019.
APA
Singh, A. (2019, February). REVISITING THE RTE: EVALUATING THE QUALITY AND EQUALITY OF EDUCATION IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2), 1514-1520. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=110
Chicago
Singh, Aditya Vikram. "REVISITING THE RTE: EVALUATING THE QUALITY AND EQUALITY OF EDUCATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 2 (February 2019), 1514-1520. Accessed February, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=110.

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Abstract:
India guarantees free education to all children till they are fourteen years old through the Right To Education Act. Section 12(1)(c) of the same provides free access to private schools for Economically Weaker Sections of the society on a lottery basis. This paper explores the rationale behind this section of the legislation and its intended impact. It also deals with the impact and the degree to which this law has been successfully implemented. It explains the shortcomings in both the legislation and its implementation as factors responsible for failure in achieving quality and equality in education. Lastly, it suggests a set of policy recommendations based on the principles of uniformity, contextualization and transparency which would increase the availability of quality education to the underprivileged sections of the society.