The Union Human Resource Ministry is seriously thinking of scrapping the no-detention policy from 2018 academic year.
Disclosing this to the media, Union minister of state for human resources development Mahendra Nath Pandey said a decision on this has been taken as the policy is having a negative impact on the quality of basic education in the country.
Pandey said, “Many states have expressed worry over declining education quality due to the no-detention policy and supported the move to remove it. Eyeing this, a decision has been made where the Centre approved that the no-detention policy can be uprooted from the next academic year.”
He said the state governments are in the process of taking a decision to whether to continue with the policy or not.
As per the Right to Education (RTE) Act of 2009, “no child admitted in a school will be held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8.”