A child may also seek transfer to another school for any reason whatsoever for completing his/her elementary education. Such transfers may be to any school, in any state in India, except for specific category schools and unaided private schools. The head-teacher or in-charge of the previous school shall immediately issue a transfer certificate, if the same is sought. If the head-teacher or in-charge of the school delays the issuance of a transfer certificate, he/she shall be liable for disciplinary action under the service rules applicable. 1
Furthermore, the delay in production of the transfer certificate cannot be made a ground for delaying or denying admission to a new school. 2 Consequently, even if they don’t have documents like a transfer certificate and age proof, children must be given admission to a school.
- Section 5, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
- Provisio 1, Section 5, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.