The Stand Alone Report on 'Performance Audit on Implementation of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009' has been prepared for submission to the Governor of Madhya Pradesh under Article 151 (2) of the Constitution. The report highlights that the objective of universal elementary education to all children could not be achieved in the State, even after six years of enactment of the RTE Act. Household survey for identification of out of school children was deficient in as much as it ignored marginalized children. The universal retention in elementary education was not achieved due to high dropouts. There was improvement in infrastructure facilities in government schools, but large number of schools were still without the prescribed infrastructure. Teachers, who play a pivotal role in schooling system, were not available in schools according to norms under the RTE Act. The quality of education imparted in elementary education in government schools was lagging behind.
The Report contains eight chapters. Chapter I of the report provides the Introduction. The audit findings related to Financial Management, Status of Free and Compulsory Education, Teachers, Quality of Education in the State Government Schools, Implementation of RTE Act in other than State Government Schools, Monitoring and Grievance Redressal and Conclusion are respectively contained in Chapter II to Chapter VIII of the Report.