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Information on Right to Education Act

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Government level: Bihar (India)
Addressed to: Public Information Officer
Shiksha Bhawan, Rashtrabhasha Parishad Campus, Saidpur Rajendra Nagar, Patna, BR 800004
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As per the Right to Education Act, 2009, a school -

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;

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 per cent 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."

Mention and provide information, along with copies, on the initiatives taken up and driven by the state government through respective departments on creating awareness among people regarding admissions, specifically on below 4 points, under section 12 RTE Act, 2009 and relevant state RTE Rules during the last two years (2017-18 and 2018-19):

About eligibility criteria and applicable documents/certificates for admissions under section 12 RTE

Name and contact details of issuing authorities of certificates accepted under each criterion

Details of the application procedure, dates, and timelines for filing applications, lottery results, and admissions

any other information related to the policy through print and/or digital media or any other channel of communication.