The Indian education ecosystem today consists of the government, private sector, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have helped provide education to millions of children. The enactment of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), in 2009 should have enhanced private sector participation manifold. However, given the current legal framework, the environment is not conducive for the entry and sustenance of private players. Given this context, this paper seeks to examine the current legislative framework in Delhi and Gujarat, which is acting as a bottleneck for edupreneurs to enter the education sector.
The first section of the paper consists of a brief literature review on the current role of government and private sector in providing education in India. The second section elaborates on the current legislation in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi and the state of Gujarat. The third section enumerates the licenses and documents required to open a school and to obtain a Certificate of Recognition in Delhi and Gujarat. The final section contains the conclusion based on the research conducted.