The step of Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan to increase the annual income limit of parents from Rs one lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh under for their children to get free education under the Right to Education Act will strengthen the spirit of the act.
More children from weaker and disadvantaged groups will now be able to take free admission in private schools after this decision of the state government.
During the era of UPA, RTE was introduced with the objective of imparting education to all . Under this, provisions were made for free education of children from economically weaker sections. Directions based on the Act were issued in the state too during the previous tenure of Ashok Gehlot as Chief Minister. A lot of such children got admissions in many well-known private schools due to this.
However, when BJP came to power in state, conditions were revised and the annual income limit of parents was reduced from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs one lakh, thereby depriving many children from taking admissions in private schools under RTE.
Now with the new order, Gehlot government has revered that order. More and more children would be able to benefit from the new criteria.