Right to Education Resource Center

About Us

The Right to Education Resource Centre (RTERC) aims to address gaps in, and issues of implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2010 through conducting research- based interventions. The Resource Centre works closely with multiple stakeholders such as the local Government, Schools, Parents, NGOs, Lawyers and Educational Institutions on a variety of projects ranging from awareness campaigns, action research projects, academic briefs and project evaluation reports.

About Section 12 (1) (c) of the RTE Act, 2009

This provision, aiming at making the schooling system in India more inclusive, mandates that all non-minority, unaided private schools reserve 25% of seats in their incoming classes (pre-primary or grade 1) for children belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) or to disadvantaged groups of society. The provision aims at addressing the issue of segregated schooling in the country, wherein access to private schooling is largely determined by socioeconomic advantage of households.