Value Subtraction in Public Sector Production: Accounting Versus Economic Cost of Primary Schooling in India

We combine newly created data on per student government expenditure on children in government elementary schools across India, data on per student expenditure by households on students attending private elementary schools, and the ASER measure of learning achievement of students in rur

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State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c)

 Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act imposes a legal obligation upon private unaided schools to reserve 25 percent of the seats in the entrylevel class for children from Economically Weaker Section and disadvantaged categories.

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Who is a Public Authority under the Right to Information Act, 2005?

The definition of 'public authorities' under the Right to Information Act, 2005 ("RTI Act") has been an extremely contenious issue since the RTI came into force. This brief examines the definition of public authorities and controversies arising from its interpretation.

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