Earlier passed by the Lok Sabha has been finally passed by the parliament, with Rajya Sabha’s approval. The RTE Act, 2009 envisages free and compulsory elementary education to every child in the age group of 6-14 years.
The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), 2009 by extending the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment.
According to the existing Act which came into effect from April 1, 2010, these teachers were to acquire minimum qualifications within five years by March 31, 2015. As per the amendment bill, every teacher appointed or in position as on March 2015 is now required to acquire the minimum qualifications by 2019.