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Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

Special provisions for children not admitted to, or who have not completed, elementary education, Right of transfer to other school.

Update: West Bengal Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2012

An Act to provide for free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years.

Chapter – I

Chapter – II

Chapter – III

Chapter – IV

Chapter – V

Chapter – VI

Chapter – VII

Download Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

The Schedule

Norms and Standards for a School

 Sl. No Item Norms and Standards
1 Number of Teachers a) For first class to fifth class Admitted children up to Sixty: Number of Teachers :- Two
Between sixty-one to ninety: Three
Between ninety-one to one hundred and twenty: Four
Between one hundred and twenty-one to two hundred: Five
Above One hundred and fifty children: Five plus one head teacher
Above two hundred children: Pupil-Teacher Ratio (excluding head teacher) shall not exceed forty
b) For sixth class to eighth class 1) At least one teacher per class so that there shall be at least one teacher each for
a) Science & Mathematics
b) Social Studies
c) Languages
2) At least one teacher for every thirty five children
3) Where admission of children is above one hundred
i) a full time head teacher
ii) part time instructors for
a) Art Education
b) Health and Physical Education
c) Work Education
2 Building All weather building consists of
i) at least one class room for every teacher and an office-cum-store-cum-Head teacher’s room;
ii) barrier-free access;
iii) separate toilets for boys and girls;
iv) safe and adequate drinking water facility children;
v) a kitchen where mid-day meal is cooked in the school;
vi) Playground;
vii) arrangements for securing the school building by boundary wall or fencing;
3 Minimum number of working days/ instructional hours in an academic year i) two hundred working days for first class to fifth class;
ii) two hundred and twenty working days for sixth class to eighth class;
iii) eighth hundred instructional hours per academic year for first class to fifth class;
iv) one thousand instructional hours per academic year for sixth class to eighth class.
4 Minimum number of working hours per week for the teacher Forty-five teaching including preparation hours.
5 Teaching learning equipment Shall be provided to each class as required.
6 Library There shall be a library in each school providing newspaper, magazines and books on all subjects, including story-books.
7 Play material, games and sports equipment Shall be provided to each class as required.