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Lok Sabha Passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017

Government abolishes 'no detention policy' in schools.  Lok Sabha has passed The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017 to 
Lok Sabha Passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017

abolish the ‘no detention policy’ in schools.
  • The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
  • The Act was having provision of no detention policy i.e. no child can be held back in any class until completion of elementary school (classes 1-8).

Details of the Bill:

  • The Bill amends provision related to no detention policy in the parent Act to empower the central or state government to allow schools to hold back the child in class 5, class 8, or in both classes. 
  • It mandates conducting, regular examination in class 5 and class 8 at the end of every academic year.
  • In case, a child fails class 5, class 8 examinations, he will be given additional instruction and opportunity for a re-examination (within two months from the declaration of the result).
  • If a child fails again in re-examination, he may be held back in class 5, class 8, or in both classes.
  • The Bill empowers Union and State governments to decide whether to not hold back child in any class till completion of elementary education.
  • Further, the Union or State governments will decide manner and conditions subject to which the child may be held back.

Questions:

Q1. The Bill has been passed to abolish which policy in schools?
a. No plastic policy
b. No homework policy
c. No detention policy
d. None of the above

Q2. The Bill mandates conducting of regular examination in which classes at the end of every academic year?
a. Class 5 and Class 8
b. Class 6 and Class 7
c. Class 9 and Class 11
d. None of the above
Lok Sabha Passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017 Lok Sabha Passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2017 Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on July 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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