Implement no detention policy till Class V: panel

Background: New Education Policy, No detention policy, Right To Education (RTI) law.

  • The Subramanian committee formed by the government to formulate a New Education Policy has recommended that the no detention policy in schools should be applicable till Class V and exams be held from Class VI onwards.
  • While suggesting foreign institutions be allowed to come to India to improve the quality of higher education, the panel has given specific suggestions to raise the standard of education which are found wanting in many respects from primary to higher level.
  • One of the key suggestions is to focus on remedial coaching and hand-holding to ensure the learning outcome of children does not suffer.
  • The RTI law prescribes the no detention policy for students till Class VIII.

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