Manish Sisodia requests Smriti Irani to remove 'no detention policy' till class VIII

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, on Monday requested Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for the removal of the 'no detention policy' till class VIII under the RTE Act.

hidden June 22, 2015 22:48:34 IST
Manish Sisodia requests Smriti Irani to remove 'no detention policy' till class VIII

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, on Monday requested Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for the removal of the 'no detention policy' till class VIII under the RTE Act.

The Delhi Minister tweeted that he had again requested Irani to remove the policy on the sidelines of the National Yoga Teachers' Conference held on Monday at Talkatora stadium.

Manish Sisodia requests Smriti Irani to remove no detention policy till class VIII

Manish Sisodia. PTI

He added that because of the policy the education in schools till class VIII was in a bad shape.

Sisodia had recently written to Irani in this regard. He had suggested that the 'no detention policy' should be restricted till class III.

The no detention policy introduced under the Right to Education Act automatically promotes students up to Class VIII. Critics have argued that the policy has led to poor learning outcome in classes.

At the event, Sisodia said the state government is currently working on a project under which they plan to reduce the syllabus by 25 percent and replace it with "most essential subjects of life" like yoga, music, sports, theatre, etc.

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