Publications

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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School Management Committees: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Section 21 of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE), mandates the formation of School Management Committees (SMCs) in all elementary government, government-aided schools and special category schools in the country. The RTE Act envisions an SMC as the basic unit of a decentralised model of governance with active involvement of parents in the school’s functioning.

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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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