(i) “Act” means the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (Central Act No. 35 of 2009);

(ii) “Anganwadi” means an Anganwadi Centre established under the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India;

(iii) “Block Elementary Education Officer” means the officer in charge for elementary education in a Block;

(iv) “child with disability” means a child covered under the definition of “person with disability” under clause (t) of section 2 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995;

(v) “Commissioner/ Director Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” means the Head of the Rajasthan Council of Elementary Education;


(vi) “Director, Elementary Education” means the Head of the Department of Elementary Education;

(vii) “District Elementary Education Officer” means the officer in-charge for elementary education in a district;

(viii) “District” means a revenue district of the State;

(ix) “Executive Committee” means a committee of the School Management Committee constituted for day-to-day management of a school;

(x) “Primary School” means a school that imparts education from class I to class V;

(xi) “pupil cumulative record” means record of the progress of the child based on comprehensive and continuous evaluation;

(xii) “Rajasthan Non-Government Educational Institutions Tribunal” means a tribunal established by the State Government under the provisions of the Rajasthan Non- Government Educational Institutions Act, 1989;

(xiii) “School Management Committee” means the committee constituted under section 21 of the Act;

(xiv) “School mapping” means planning school location for the purpose of section 6 of the Act to overcome social barriers and geographical distance;

(xv) “Section” means section of the Act;

(xvi) “State” means the State of Rajasthan;

(xvii) “State Government” means the Government of Rajasthan; and

(xviii) “Upper Primary School” means a school imparting education between class I to VIII.