The Human Resource Development Minister, Kapil Sibal, while addressing the State Education Ministers in a function on Wednesday, expressed his worry about non-implementation of Right to Education (RTE), and said, “It will be a historic failure, if we have passed the Act but not implemented.” Sibal said this with reference to some states which have not notified RTE rules as yet.
The legislation was enacted last year and uptil now only 20 states have notified RTE rules. Some of the big states which have not yet implemented the rules are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and West Bengal.
The main aim of the function was to educate and create awareness all over the country about the benefits of RTE Act and the ways to promote RTE Act.
In order to fulfill this objective, a nation-wide campaign would be launched from November 11 from Nuh, Mewat, Haryana to promote RTE in all the schools of the country.
According to Sibal, “The campaign would be taken in all 13 lakh schools all over the country.”
The states who have implemented RTE get central assistance for opening neighbourhood schools and other supporting infrastructure.