Education is imparted and administered by each State as per its own wishes. No State is obliged to follow the Centre's guidelines as each State formulates its own Education Policy, leading to disparities in standards of education provided by States. Also,the RTE Act has not quite changed the situation for the poorer children, as its approach seems coercive rather than cooperative.
Instead of forcing private schools to accommodate children from poorer families, the Govt should have reinforced public schools system, many of whom are on par or better than many private schools. Moreover, merely having rules and laws means nothing if the implementation remains weak. High time the Union and State govts review and remove inefficiencies in the education system in their jurisdiction. Besides, regulating private coaching class industry is necessary to prevent unscrupulous teachers from forcing students to enroll into such coaching classes where they have a stake.