Cabinet scraps no-detention policy for kids of Class 5 and 8

The Union Cabinet approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools till Class 8th. It also gave its nod to the Human Resource Development Ministry’s plan of creating 20 world-class institutions in the country.

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.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • 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.
Source- Livemint


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