No Detention Policy to improve quality of education: Centre

| Updated: Aug 05, 2017 00:47 IST

New Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): No detention Policy seeks to improve the learning levels of children and would improve in quality of education, said the Ministry of Human Resources Department. The 'No detention Policy' is likely to be presented at the Parliament in the upcoming sessions, has allowed failing students of class 5 or 8 standard. However, the policy states that another chance would be given to the child for improvement, if he fails for the first time. The policy further states that if the child fails to improve, then he or she may be detained. The policy was implemented out of a resolution adopted in the 59th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held on 6th June 2012. Later a Sub-Committee was constituted for assessment of execution of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in the context of No-Detention provision in the Right to Education Act of 2009. The Sub-Committee submitted its report in August, 2014. 28 States have shared their views on the No Detention policy out of which 23 States have suggested modification to the policy. This does not include Jammu and Kashmir, as it does not come under RTE of 2009. As per the proposed amendment, if a child fails in the said examination, he shall be given additional instruction and granted opportunity for re-examination within a period of two months, from the declaration of the result. The policy also states that no child shall be expelled from their school for failing.(ANI)