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Rajasthan favours immediate abolishment of no-detention policy at elementary school level from this year
Rajasthan government's education minister, Vasudev Devnani was in favour of ending the no-detention policy upto class 8th from this academic session unlike other states. He expressed this opinion while participating in the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting presided over by Union MHRD minister, Smriti Irani in Delhi.

The other states have been asked to send their consent within a fortnight and take steps to abolish the policy by the ensuing academic session so that the central government could take necessary steps to change the provision under the Right to Education Act.

As usual, Devnani articulated the need for inclusion of Indian culture, philosophy, moral education in the new curriculum along with information technology. Also, the efforts to reduce the load of school bag were shared by the participants in the meeting.

Earlier this year, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development had called for a reconsideration of the policy of no-detention upto grade eight.

It may be recalled that the no-detention policy was introduced under the Right to Education Act ensuring automatic promotion of elementary school level students. That time, it was lauded by academicians and educationists as a provision to impart education of satisfactory quality in a non-evaluative and stress-free learning environment.

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