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Sisodia says 'no detention' policy was poorly implemented

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has lauded the Centre's decision to scrap the no- detention policy, saying it was poorly implemented.
However, he, in a letter to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, said the rollback of "this important reform is a moment for us to introspect about education reforms in the country".
"The no-detention policy was a progressive education reform and it is unfortunate we had to roll it back. And the reason we have had to do this is because it was poorly and thoughtlessly implemented," he said.
"The decision (scrapping) was needed as an emergency measure to end the current crisis across the country where academic standards of schools are rapidly deteriorating," Sisodia said.
The Union Cabinet had on Wednesday approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools till Class 8. AGENCIES
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