Problems of right of children to free and compulsory education in India: A critical study
Dr. Jayasankar KI, Rajashree J Jawale
Education develops human personality and the sense of its dignity. The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right in such a manner as the State may, by law, determine. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to full time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards. "the ultimate aim of education in ancient India was not knowledge, as preparation for life in this world or life beyond, but for complete realization of the self, because education is not preparation for life but education is life in itself " RTE Act 2009 is very important for the promotion and protection of Right to education in India, because today education and Right to Education is the Need of the Hour.