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Rajya Sabha Passes the Bill to Abolish the No Detention Policy

  • 04 Jan 2019
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The Rajya Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

  • The Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha in July 2018, seeks to amend the Right to Education Act, 2009 to abolish the no-detention policy in schools.

Provisions of the Bill

  • The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and provides that:
  • There shall be a regular examination in the fifth class and in the eighth class at the end of every academic year.
  • If a child fails in the examination he shall be given an opportunity for re-examination within a period of two months from the date of declaration of the result.
  • The State Government may allow schools to hold back a child in the fifth class or in the eighth class or in both classes if he fails in the re-examination.
  • The State Government may also decide not to hold back a child in any class until the completion of elementary education.
  • No child shall be expelled from a school till the completion of elementary Education.

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