MODEL RULES UNDER THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO FREE AND
COMPULSORY EDUCATION ACT, 2009
PART I - PRELIMINARY
Short title, extent and commencement
These Rules may be called the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2009.
They shall come into force from (Date)
They shall extend to the whole of (Name of State)
(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, (a) (b)
“Act” means the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. “Anganwadi” means an Anganwadi Centre established under the Integrated Child Development Scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India
“appointed date” means the date on which the Act comes into force, as notified in the Official Gazette
“Chapter”, “section” and Schedule” means respectively Chapter, section of, and Schedule to, the Act.
“Child” means any child of the age of 6 to 14 years
“Pupil Cumulative Record” means record of the progress of the child based on comprehensive and continuous evaluation
“school mapping” means planning school location to overcome social barriers and geographical distance
(2) All references to “forms” in these Rules shall be construed as references to forms set out in Appendix I hereto.
(3) All other words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the Act shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
PART II – RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION Special Training for the purposes of first proviso to section 4 3
The School Management Committee/ local authority shall identify children requiring special training and organise such training in the following manner, namely: (a) The special training shall be based on specially designed, age appropriate learning material, approved by the academic authority specified in section 29(1).
(b) It shall be provided in classes held on the premises of the school, or through classes organised in safe residential facilities
(c) It shall be provided by teachers working in the school, or by teachers specially appointed for the purpose.
(d) The duration shall be for a minimum period of three months which may be extended, based on periodical assessment of learning progress, for a maximum period not exceeding two years.
The child shall, upon induction into the age appropriate class, after special training, continue to receive special attention by the teacher to enable him/her to successfully integrate with the rest of the class, academically and emotionally.
PART III – DUTIES OF STATE GOVERNMENT, LOCAL AUTHORITY
Areas or limits for the purposes of section 6
The areas or limits of neighbourhood within which a school has to be established by the State Government shall be as under (a) In respect of children in classes I - V, a school shall be established within a walking distance of one km of the neighbourhood.
(b) In respect of children in classes VI - VIII, a school shall be established within a walking distance of 3 km of the neighbourhood.
Wherever required, the State Government shall upgrade existing schools with classes I - V to include classes VI – VIII. In respect of schools which start from class VI onwards, the State Government shall endeavour to add classes I – V, wherever required. (3)
In areas with difficult terrain, risk of landslides, floods, lack of roads and in general, danger for young children in the approach from their homes to the school, the State Government/Local Authority shall locate the school in such a manner as to avoid such dangers, by reducing the limits specified under sub-rule (1). (4)
For children from small hamlets, as identified by the State Government/Local Authority, where no school exists within the area or limits of neighbourhood specified under sub-Rule (1) above, the State Government/Local Authority shall make adequate arrangements, such as free...
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