Enforcing India’s right to education
India’s Right to Education Act, adopted in 2009, creates a binding obligation on the state to provide elementary education to all children between 6 and 14 years. But little academic attention has been paid to the mechanisms that are crucial to the enforcement of such rights. In the current issue of Governance, Malini Bhattacharjee and Dolashree Mysoor examine how redress procedures for the Right to Education Act work in the state of Karnataka. “The design of the grievance redress mechanism under the RTE Act in Karnataka,” they conclude, “is ill-equipped to deal with a variety of complaints that may arise and ineffective in enforcing the right to education.” Read the article.