An enabling provision will be made in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Amendment Bill which will allow states to detain students in class 5 and class 8. However, students will be given a second chance to improve via an examination before they are detained. The bill will now be placed in Parliament for approval.
- Under the present provision of Right to Education (RTE) Act, students are promoted automatically to higher classes till Class VIII.
- This is one of the key components of the RTE Act which came into force on 1 April 2010.