The Model Rules, 2009 on the Right to Education Act have been formulated to help operationalize the Act. These rules provide a broad framework which states could use while devising their own State Rules on RTE. The model rules however, do not include mechanisms of grievance redressal and the NCPCR is working on formulating the same. The States must ensure their RTE Rules include all aspects of grievance redressal including the method of lodging complaints, specific authorities from the State machinery to be approached for complaints, timeline for grievance redressal etc.
The RTE Model Rules document in its current form lays down details on:
- Provisions and methods special training of children in order to bring them up to the learning level of their peers
- The limits of neighbourhood schools
- Duties of the state govt. and local authorities in upgradation of schools, provision of transport facilities, or residential facilities and all forms of learning support to children with disabilities to ensure completion of elementary education.
- Method and details of records to be maintained of children within the jurisdiction of a local authority.
- Responsibilities of schools and teachers with regard to enrollments and classroom transactions with children from weaker sections and disadvantaged groups.
- Documents as age proof required for every child
- Application and procedure to be followed by all schools ‘other than a school established, owned or controlled by the State Government or Local Authority’ in order to gain recognition as mandated by the Act.
- Conditions and procedures under which this recognition could be withdrawn.
- Composition and function of the school management committee.
- Details on the school development plan to be designed and monitored by the SMC.
- Teacher qualifications norms.
- The role and functions of SCPCRs with regard to the RTE Act, 2009.
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