Education is universally accepted as the most influential instrument in globalization and empowering women and safeguarding them from violation of their basic right as humans irrespective of gender and socio-economic status. Education being a fundamental right should not be violated based on biological differences between humans. Catastrophically inequity based on gender still prevails in many parts of our country. Investing in a women education can revamp and even save lives—the lives of women and in result can save society as a whole. The Indian government has expressed a strong commitment towards education of every individual in the country especially female child and tribal communities of the nation who are still majorly disadvantaged groups of the society. To fulfill this commitment the Union Cabinet has passed the National Education Policy 2020 where a gender-responsive educational curriculum will reverse the gender bias and discrimination faced by the socio-economic section of the society in the educational system and society. This Article tries to understand and appraise the status of female literacy in tribal communities, obstacles they experience in receiving education with special reference to the New Education Policy 2020. The policy aims to achieve 100 percent gross enrollment ratio (GER) in school education by 2030 and 50 percent GER in higher education by 2035. The policies and schemes made to support women education are the glimpse reflection of the objectives of the Constitution of India which ensures the right to education as a basic right of every individual irrespective of their gender under Article 21.
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