The directive principle to guide state policy Article 45 states that “free and compulsory education should be provided for all children until they complete the age of 14”

The directive principle to guide state policy Article 45 states that “free and compulsory education should be provided for all children until they complete the age of 14”. The 93rd amendment to the Indian Constitution passed in December 2001, confirms the Government’s commitment to (EFA) or Education for All or Sarv Shiksha Abhyaan (SSA). The preamble explicitly states that this includes children with disabilities. The SSA provides significance to early childhood care and education and apt intervention for children with special needs. The positive factor is the change combined in the Education Act by including a relevant clause which explains that “ALL” includes children with disabilities. The objective of SSA is to bring all children between 6-14 years in the net of 1-8 elementary, free and compulsory education, keep them in school till they complete the eight year cycle and see that they attain standards of a specified quality. SSA framework clearly states that “SSA will ensure that every child with special needs, irrespective of the kind, category and degree of disability, is provided education in an appropriate environment. SSA will adopt zero rejection policy so that no child is left out of the education system. It will also support a wide range of approaches, options and strategies for education of children with special needs.”