Cabinet okays Bill to amend ‘no detention policy’
“Presently, we are bound to promote a student in next class even if he or she does not attempt even a single question up to the level of Class VIII. The system is deteriorating the education standard in the city and producing certificate bearing uneducated youths,” said a senior officer of Delhi government.
The bill is prepared on the pattern of Rajasthan government which had already passed a bill putting cap on no detention policy. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in his meeting with Union Ministry for Human Resource Development Smriit Irani had discussed the proposal and the Central government is likely to introduce a bill in this regard in Parliament in the Budget session to amend Right To Education Act. The Cabinet also decided to introduce some more bills in the current Winter session of Delhi Assembly. They are the following: Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC Amendment Bill), Working Journalists Provisions Act (Amendment Bill), Delhi Schools Verification of Accounts and Refund of Excess Fee Act, Minimum Wages Amendment Bill, Amendment in Delhi Right to Citizens Time Bound Service Delivery Act, the Cabinet also approved the simplification in issuance of various certificates by the revenue department of the Delhi government.