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Information regarding State commission for Protection of Child Rights

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Government level: Bihar (India)
Addressed to: Public Information Officer
22/B Harding Road, Patna, BR 800015
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As per the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009, a school -

Section 12.(1) (b) Specified in sub-clause (ii) of clause (n) of section 2 shall provide free and compulsory elementary education to such proportion of children admitted therein as its annual recurring aid or grants so received bears to its annual recurring expenses, subject to a minimum of twenty-five per cent;

Section 12.(1) (c) Specified in sub-clauses (iii) and (iv) of clause (n) of section 2 shall admit in class I, to the extent of at least twenty-five percent of the strength of that class, children belonging to weaker section and disadvantaged group in the neighbourhood and provide free and compulsory elementary education till its completion: Provided further that where a school specified in clause (n) of section 2 imparts pre-school education, the provisions of clauses (a) to (c) shall apply for admission to such pre-school education."

1. Mention if the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has been constituted in the State.

2. If not, under Sec 31 (3) of the RTE Act, it has been mentioned that in the absence of an SCPCR, states are required to constitute RTE Protection Authority (REPA) or District Education Regulatory Authority (DERA). Mention and provide information about such authorities still functional in the state.