This article, second part of the series, written by B Chandrasekaran, Research Fellow-CPPR, gives details about the school admissions under the 25 per cent reservation of the RTE Act in four major states during the academic year 2019–2020 and looks at the reasons for the failure of the implementation of the provision.

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B Chandrasekaran

The RTE Act, 2009, was one of the landmark laws in primary education. But the implementation of the Act has been facing many challenges across the states in the country, especially the implementation of the provision for 25 per cent reservation in private and unaided schools for children belonging to economically weaker sections. This part discusses the school admissions under 25 per cent reservation of the RTE Act in four major states during the academic year 2019–2020.

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Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan
Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan
Chandrasekaran Balakrishnan is Research Fellow (Urban Eco-system and Skill Development) with CPPR and associated with our Centre for Urban Studies. Chandrasekaran has been working in the area of public policy for the last 14 years with the Central and State Governments in India, corporates, NGOs and academia. Chandrasekaran has published research articles on development economics—economics of education, vocational education and skills development, economic reforms, liberal vision for India, water management, regional development, city development, etc. He has authored a chapter in Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought, 2014. He has an MA in Economics (University of Madras) and an MPhil in Social Sciences (Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya University, Indore).

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