As per the provision of the Act, the Central Government has authorised the National
Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) - External website that opens
in a new window as the academic authority to lay down the curriculum and evaluation
procedure for elementary education and develop a framework of national curriculum.
This Act is an essential step towards improving each child's accessibility to secondary
- External website that opens in a new window and higher education - External website
that opens in a new window. The Act also contains specific provisions for disadvantaged
groups, such as child labourers, migrant children, children with special needs,
or those who have a disadvantage owing to social, cultural, economical, geographical,
linguistic, gender or any such factor.