Free and compulsory education to all children up to the age of fourteen is a constitutional commitment in India. The Parliament of India had passed the Right to Education Act in 2009 through which education has become a fundamental right of all children of the age group 6-14 years. Efforts made by the Central and State Governments have resulted in an increase in enrolment but the goal of universal school education in the real sense is still a far distant dream. Unless the efficiency of the primary level of education is improved the higher levels of education cannot be expected to receive a quantum jump in enrolment. The site presents details of the recent initiatives undertaken in the field of Education in India including the evolution of education policy from the period 1966 to 2020. Comprehensive information is presented on all the Centrally Sponsored Schemes, such as DPEP, SSA, RMSA, Samagra Shiksha, and other such programmes. In addition to the child population, the site also presents comprehensive statistics on all the levels of education.
40 Years of Prof Arun C Mehta at NIEPA, New Delhi