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What education Right every child in India has?

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE Act) – a historic law enacted in 2009 guarantees eight years of free and compulsory elementary education for children between the ages of 6 and 14. The Act mandates the government to make necessary provisions to fulfil the right to education of every child. Click here to find out everything you need to know about the RTE act.

India is a middle income country now and can make education a reality for every child in India if the RTE Act is implemented in full force. Support us to make education a reality of every child.

#HaqBantaHai (I have the right) ― a right to childhood; a right to quality education; a right to all-weather classrooms; a right to text books; a right to playgrounds, a right to be taught by qualified and sufficient number of teachers; and a right to adequate government spending to make RTE a Right of every child!

Each child in India has the right and they proudly say ― Hamara ‘Haq Banta Hai’

Millions of children in India are being deprived of their right to education. Let’s end this deprivation. It’s time to ‘Even it Up’.


RTE compliance in all schools is the need of the hour. @Oxfamindia demands education for all children #HaqBantaHai http://bit.ly/1BgKApU

Elementary educ. to all children b/w 6 -14 years is a right. @Oxfamindia demands full implementation of RTE Act #HaqBantaHai http://bit.ly/1BgKApU

What's wrong?

A staggering 92% of Government elementary schools in the country are yet to fully comply with the Right to Education Act. The result ― half of the children in India drop-out before completing class 10 and 6 million children between 6 and 13 years are out of school.

Making it right

A coordinated effort by Oxfam India, the Right to Education Forums, its partners and School Management Committees (SMCs) help keep children in schools, improve enrollment and retention rates, and keep check on RTE Act compliance.

Why are we in such situation?

One of the major reasons behind this huge gap is resource crunch mainly because of the poor financial allocations for education.

Even in the recent Budget 2015-16, the central government has reduced the allocation by 21% for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) – main programme for RTE Act implementation, and 30% for mid-day meal (MDM) scheme.

In 1966, the Kothari Commission had recommended that the India’s public spending on education should be raised to at least 6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1986.

The current public spending on education is less than 3.5% of the GDP. It’s time to ‘Even it Up’.

Click here to see the scorecard of RTE Act implementation across all Districts in India.

India gets ranked on it's commitment to RTE Act

The ranking system created by Oxfam India is a reality check for all the districts in the country.

It is the one-stop shop for all information on RTE Act implementation in every district of India. How a district fares on the RTE Scorecard? Which districts are lagging behind and which districts are performing well? Click here to see how your district is performing.

The map is an interactive tool to share the current scenario of RTE Act implementation in the country and connect people with reality.

Show your support to the demand for full compliance of RTE Act. Sign this petition.

Stories and Updates

Mar 17, 2015

Making up for lost time to get education

Bhuri then came to know about EFRAH an organization where children who have dropped out from school are enrolled back under the Right to Education act.

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Mar 17, 2015

‘I miss my English teacher’

The increasing cost of uniforms, books and other stationary in a private school was denting the family’s monthly budget. But this did not deter Mamta,

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Mar 5, 2015

Getting back to education is no child’s play

Back in the year 2000, the move to Delhi from Muzaffarpur, Bihar, was the best decision made by Sonam’s family.

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Mar 5, 2015

Struggles in life could not block Komal’s quest for education

Komal lost her father when she was eight-years-old. At a very young age she understood the meaning of struggle in her life.

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Mar 5, 2015

A second chance to education made possible

Fourteen-year-old Arman is the oldest amongst four siblings. His family migrated to Delhi from Aligarh in search for a better future.

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Gunjan Jain

Manager - News & Media
Oxfam India
4th & 5th Floor, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra
1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi - 110 001.
Phone : +91-11-46538000

Press clippings

Mar 24, 2015

Oxfam launches drive for edu to every child

Source : Daily Pioneer

Even though the State is claiming to have the highest budget allocation for education, more than 37 per cent schools have no toilet, 3,440 elementary schools still have single teachers and the learning outcome of children are poor, said Oxfam India Regional Manager Akshaya Kumar Biswal.

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Mar 24, 2015

'Right' drive for education

Source : The Telegraph

Bhubaneswar, March 22: A campaign titled Haq Banta Hai has been launched in the state to sensitise school students about the provisions under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, especially the one that ensures 25 per cent seats reserved for underprivileged students in private schools.

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Mar 24, 2015

Full Implementation Of Right To Education Act

Source : Sadahaq

The historic RTE Act provisions for 8 years of free and compulsory education for all children between 6 and 14 years. Still 6 Million children in India are deprived from Basic Education which is their right - Haq Banta Hai.

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Find out your District’s RTE Scorecard

An interactive and data-driven map that captures the status of RTE Act implementation in every District of India. Check how your District performs.

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10 things you should know about RTE Act

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