Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(9), pp. 4173 - 4178
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080943
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The Right to Elementary Education in India: Connotations and Reflections

Manu Singh 1,*, Shivendra Shivam Singh Rathore 2
1 Gitarattan International Business School, New Delhi, India
2 Amity Law School, Amity University Lucknow Campus (UP), India


This Research paper deals with the conditions of the education of children in India, the various schemes and policies carried out in providing education. How Elementary Education has developed in India? Attempts are made to find out the laws in the country, in which basic education finds the place in this respect nature and scope of Right to Education Act has been analysed. Education plans, policies and various Government schemes have been discussed. Paper examines and investigates the constitutional growth of Education with aims to achieve the goal of equal opportunity to all and social justice as enshrined in the Preamble of the Constitution. Various articles inherent in the Indian constitution have been discussed. Judicial response to the need of the right to education has also been highlighted. Global Commitment for Compulsory Education has also been discussed with agenda 2030 which refers to the global dedication of the Education for all. Lastly, there is a conclusion and some suggestions. The certainty and promise RTE Act which shows up on paper should be fulfilled in its execution which is very defective. Despite the fact that several legislative enactments, judicial pronouncements, and many government schemes make effective implementation of elementary education, we are lacking behind to achieve the desired goals and to meet with an international commitment regarding compulsory education. In the same way, as other endeavoured social changes in India, this also needs to begin at the grass-root level and requires a boundless effort to make a difference in a deep-rooted mind.

Elementary Education, Government Plans, Fundamental Rights, Compulsory Education Act, 2009

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[1] Manu Singh , Shivendra Shivam Singh Rathore , "The Right to Elementary Education in India: Connotations and Reflections," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 4173 - 4178, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080943.

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Manu Singh , Shivendra Shivam Singh Rathore (2020). The Right to Elementary Education in India: Connotations and Reflections. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(9), 4173 - 4178. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080943.