This year VIKALP focus on

  • Each faliya / habitat should have full functioning Anganwadi
  • proper functioning of Anaganwadi in each village / Faliya / habitate
  • At least one primary school should be in each and every village
  • Proper functioning of Primary school
  • school facilities
  • staff facilities
  • qualitative education
  • mid day meal scheme
  • Students facilities (scholarship, dress, books etc) by government
  • Admission of target children in Private School, Eklavya Model Residency School etc.
  • Survey and analysis of EMRS in Gujarat, find trends of Admission and make advocacy for minimum 50% of admission reservation for rural children.
  • SUPPORT AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF "BAL ADHIKAR ANDOLAN - BAA".

KEY TRENDS (Right to Education)

  • Every child of the age of six to fourteen years shall have a right to free and compulsory education in a neighbourhood school till completion of elementary education
  • No child shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing the elementary education
  • For carrying out the provisions of this Act, the appropriate Government and the local authority shall establish, within such area or limits of neighbourhood, as may be prescribed, a school, where it is not so established, within a period of three years from the commencement of this Act*
  • Every local authority shall 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
  • The local authority shall provide infrastructure including school building, teaching staff and learning material*
  • No school or person shall, while admitting a child, collect any capitation fee and subject the child or his or her parents or guardian to any screening procedure. In case a school charges capitation fee, it shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten times the capitation fee charged*
  • No child shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment
  • No child admitted in a school shall be held back in any class or expelled from school till the completion of elementary education
  • Article 21A, as inserted by the Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002, provides for free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right in such manner as the State may, by law, determine