Section 26 in The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

Title: Filling up vacancies of teachers

Description: The appointing authority, in relation to a school established, owned, controlled or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government or by a local authority, shall ensure that vacancy of teacher in a school under its control shall not exceed ten per cent/of the total sanctioned strength.

Title: Prohibition of deployment of teachers for non-educational purposes

Description: No teacher shall be deployed for any non-educational purposes other than the decennial population census, disaster relief duties or duties relating to elections to the local authority or the State Legislatures or Parliament, as the case may be.

Title: Prohibition of private tuition by teacher

Description: No teacher shall engage himself or herself in private tuition or private teaching activity.

Title: Curriculum and evaluation procedure

Description: (1) The curriculum and the evaluation procedure for elementary education shall be laid down by an academic authority to be specified by the appropriate Government, by notification. (2) The academic authority, while laying down the curriculum and the evaluation procedure under sub-section (1), shall take into consideration the following, namely:-- (a) conformity with the values enshrined in the Constitution; (b) all round development of the child; (c) building up child's knowledge, potentiality and talent; (d) development of physical and mental abilities to the fullest extent; (e) learning through activities, discovery and exploration in a child friendly and child-centered manner; (f) medium of instructions shall, as far as practicable, be in child's mother tongue; (g) making the child free of fear, trauma and anxiety and helping the child to express views freely; (h) comprehensive and continuous evaluation of child's understanding of knowledge and his or her ability to apply the same.

Title: Examination and completion certificate

Description: (1) No child shall be required to pass any Board examination till completion of elementary education. (2) Every child completing his elementary education shall be awarded a certificate, in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed.

CHAPTER 4 RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS