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Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

9. Duties of local authority.-

Every local authority shall--

a.   provide free and compulsory elementary education to every child:

Provided that where a child is admitted by his or her parents or guardian, as the case may be, in a school other than a school established, owned, controlled or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government or a local authority, such child or his or her parents or guardian, as the case may be, shall not be entitled to make a claim for reimbursement of expenditure incurred on elementary education of the child in such other school;


b.   ensure availability of a neighbourhood school as specified in section 6;

c.   ensure that the child belonging to weaker section and the child belonging to disadvantaged group are not discriminated against and prevented from pursuing and completing elementary education on any grounds;

d.   maintain records of children up to the age of fourteen years residing within its jurisdiction, in such manner as may be prescribed;

e.   ensure and monitor admission, attendance and completion of elementary education by every child residing within its jurisdiction;

f.   provide infrastructure including school building, teaching staff and learning material;

g.   provide special training facility specified in section 4;

h.   ensure good quality elementary education conforming to the standards and norms specified in the Schedule;

i.   ensure timely prescribing of curriculum and courses of study for elementary education;

j.   provide training facility for teachers;

k.   ensure admission of children of migrant families;

l.   monitor functioning of schools within its jurisdiction; and

m.   decide the academic calendar

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