Essay-Right to Education SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
Education enables an individual to put one’s potentials to optimal use. Education, in its true form, is the light that drives away the darkness from one’s life. It forms one’s character, enlightens one’s mind, and makes one independent. It empowers one with the ability to think by dispelling ignorance. That is why education is an indispensable right.
Over the years, the demand for children’s education has grown by leaps and bounds. Everybody, be it poor or the well of, acknowledges the value of education in the overall development of children. With this in mind, the government of India passed the 86th Amendment Act 2002, making elementary education a Fundamental Right. It was followed by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009, which enforced free and compulsory education to children as a fundamental right under Article 21-A.
The RTE Act aims to provide primary education to all children aged 6 to 14 years. The act mandates a 25% reservation for disadvantaged sections of the society. It also makes provisions for a non-admitted child to be admitted to an age-appropriate class and states that sharing…