‘No-detention policy’ gets a green signal by the Law Ministry till fifth standard

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Students failing in the class VI th will be no longer be the given the grace for passing the class as Law ministry has approved the proposal of ‘no detention policy’ to class V. Presently the current limit is class VIII.

The existing policy says no fail policy is applicable till the completion of class VIII, but after the approval of the law ministry the policy will restrict till class V. The Department of legal affairs and law ministry said, “Appropriate governments (states) may, if they deem necessary, make rules for detaining a child in Classes 6, 7 or 8 provided that an additional chance may be given (to students to reappear in exams)”.

Union law and Justice Minister have given the green signal to the HRD ministry’s proposal of ‘no-detention policy’ from the present class VIII to class V because children who are getting fail have no fear of failing and are getting indisciplined.

Law Ministry quoted that, Children are becoming indisciplined as they do not have fear of failing and thus affecting the quality of education.

Law Minster said that The Human Resource Ministry may amend the policy in section 16 of the Right to Education Act, 2009. The Law Ministry said in a statement that, “no child shall be held back in any class or expelled from school till the completion of Class V”.

After the policy came, several states have asked for the review on the ‘no-detention policy’ in the meeting which took place between the Central Advisory Board of Education.

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