News - No-detention policy overruled by the Cabinet
The no-detention policy
will no more be implemented as the Union Cabinet has approved scrapping the same till Class 8
. An enabling provision will be made in the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education Amendment Bill
which will allow states to detain students in class 5 and class 8 if they fail in the year-end exam.
The bill will now be placed in parliament for approval.
Second chance for students :
However, the students will have to be given a second chance to improve via an examination before they are detained.
Under the present provision of the RTE Act, students are promoted automatically to higher classes till class 8. This is one of the key components of the RTE Act which came into force on April 1, 2010.