Free and Compulsory Education

Last updated on May 30, 2024

The Right to Education is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21A of the Constitution of India, 1950.1 The law guaranteeing the right to education is known as the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. Every child between the age of 6 to 14 years, that belongs to disadvantaged groups including children who are differently-abled, children belonging to scheduled caste or scheduled tribes etc. as well as children belonging to all income groups shall have the right to free and compulsory education in the neighbourhood school till the completion of their elementary education which is from Class 1 to Class 8.2

Parents of such children do not have to pay any fee, charges or expenses to help their children receive elementary education.3 Every child who is enrolled in school for elementary education will also be provided with a nutritious meal, free of charge on all days except school holidays.4

  1. Mohini Jain v. State of Karnataka, (1992) 3 SCC 666. []
  2. Section 3(1), The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. []
  3. Section 3(2) The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. []
  4. Section 3, The Mid-day Meal Rules, 2015. []

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Yuvraj Singh joshi

July 6, 2023

Mera name yuvraj Singh joshi hai mai kaksha 10th ka vidyarti hu mere school me padhai ke bajay bhagvaan
Bhakti Karva rahe hai our jo bhagvaan Bhakti nahi karega usko maar rahe hai jisse mujhe padhai karne me problem ho rahi hai sir ji

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