Is Nagaland duly implementing RTE Act? HC wants status report

Morung Express News
Kohima | February 22

The Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench has directed the Additional Advocate General (AAG) of Nagaland to make submissions before the Court on February 28 regarding whether the State respondents are duly implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 in the State.

The AAG has been further instructed to apprise the Court of whether the State of Nagaland has framed any rules under the RTE, and if so, to produce the same on the next date (February 28), stated the order from the Division Bench of Justices Devashis Baruah and Susmita Phukan Khaund. 

The directives were issued during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) related to the RTE Act on February 21.

According to the Court records, the PIL petition was filed in 2021 by two petitioners, raising concerns about the failure of the State Authorities to fulfill their obligations in providing free and compulsory education under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, in conjunction with the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan for the children in Mon Town.

Highlighting several areas of shortfall on the part of the Government in fulfilling its commitments mandated by the Act and the scheme, the PIL has been filed in a representative capacity seeking appropriate orders from the Court.