In an affidavit filed by the
Centre Government in the High Court, the government claimed that the all the government
run schools across the country were strictly complying to the Right of Children
to Free & Compulsory Education (RTE) Act.
The affidavit was filed by the ministry of
Human Affairs. The affidavit further said that since RTE Act came into
inception in April 2010, 44,000 school buildings and seven lakh class rooms
have were sanctioned to the states and the union territories under the scheme ‘Sarva
The affidavit also said that regular
monitoring and reviews are being done by the central government to check the compliance
of the RTE Act. The affidavit was filed in the court after an NGO had filed a
PIL in the high court.
RTE Act which came into existence
in the year 2010 makes it mandatory for all the private schools to seek state government’s
recognition. The recognition certificate needs to be renewed after every three
The schools which fail to obtain
the recognition certificate can be de-recognized and can face heavy fines under
the provisions of the act.