Duty orientation a significant feature of right to education: Supreme Court asks NIOS to fix exam centres which are accessible to students

The court noted that substantial number of students resorting to open schooling invariably came from rural areas and, therefore, the need for holding exams within 10 kilometers seemed reasonable.
Justices S Abdul Nazeer and PS Narasimha
Justices S Abdul Nazeer and PS Narasimha

The Supreme Court recently laid down that a significant feature of right to education under Article 21A is in duty orientation, which commences from a parent and extends to the State and its instrumentalities, to provide free and compulsory education to all children up to the age of fourteen years [Pragya Higher Secondary School v National Institute Of Open Schooling].

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