New Delhi: Despite its implementation two years ago, few state governments are still not laying thrust on the Right to Education Act, which promises to ensure free and compulsory education for 6-14 age groups.

Apart from Delhi, there are some Congress and BJP-led states which are following the Act earnestly.

Observing this cynical attitude of the states, the Centre has stopped releasing funds for constructing new schools under this Act.


According to sources, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, etc, have not yet started implementing the Act.

It’s been one and half years but the state governments have not even formed any rules and regulations or issued any notification in this regard.

However, Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said the state government has formulated the guidelines but due to some formalities, the notification has not been issued yet.

The Right to Free and Compulsory Education is under the compliance of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

The HRD Ministry had already cleared in the PAB meet that it will not sanction the funds until the states implement the Act.

It should be learnt that during the previous fiscal year, 15 states had issued notification for the implementation of the Act and after the PAB meet, few other states had joined hands to provide free and compulsory education.

JPN/Bureau