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  INTRODUCTION

Towards a Rights-based Framework

The role of Universal Elementary Education (UEE) for strengthening the social fabric of democracy through provision of equal opportunities to all has been accepted since the inception of our Republic.

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The Present Context

Currently, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is implemented as India’s main programme for universalising elementary education. Its overall goals include universal access and retention, bridging of gender

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Salient Features of the RTE Act

The RTE Act, 2009 provides for: (i) The right of children to free and compulsory education till completion of elementary education in a neighbourhood school.

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Child Entitlements - the Rights Perspective

In the present phase of SSA, it is mandatory to ensure that the approach and strategies for universalising elementary education are in conformity with the rights perspective mandated under the RTE Act.

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RTE Road Map

The RTE provides a legally enforceable rights framework with certain unambiguous time targets that Governments must adhere to. For example, the Act mandates that

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Revamp of SSA: The Revised SSA Framework of Implementation

SSA has been operational since 2000-2001. With the passage of the RTE Act, changes need to be incorporated in to the SSA approach, strategies and norms. The changes are notmerely confined to norms for providing teachers or classrooms,

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