The Constitution of India guarantees compulsory and free education to children aged between 6 and 14 years. But the facts speak otherwise. Besides the problem of inadequate facilities, a TII-CMS survey conducted in 2007 found that another limiting factor, for the so-called below the poverty (BPL) households, was corruption.
The survey covered 22,728 households across 31 states and Union territories across the country and found that about 3% had to pay bribes to enable their children access education services provided by the government.
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