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RTE Act will be amended to allow states to review No Detention Policy and to incorporate codified learning outcomes

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New Delhi:  The Right to Education Act will be amended by the Union Government very soon to give the power to State Governments to review “No Detention Policy”. Further, learning outcomes should be codified and will be made a part of rules of RTE (Right to Education Act). The decision on scrapping CBSE Class X exam is put on hold as of now. These were the major outcomes of the 64th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held in New Delhi today (25 October 2016).

In the meeting it was agreed that there has to be accountability of all stakeholders for improving learning outcomes. The meeting also decided that the task of completing the training of untrained teachers should be completed within the next 5 years. The 64th Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under the Chairmanship of Union Human Resource Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar.

Major decisions taken at CABE :

The Union Government will soon amend Right to Education Act (RTE)

Freedom will be given to states to review no-detention policy

Learning outcomes to be codified and will be made a part of RTE

Decision is put on hold scrapping CBSE Class X exam

It was decided to constitute a Sub-Committee of the CABE, under the Chairmanship of Mr Kadiyam Srihari, Deputy CM and Education Minister of Telangana to look into the issues of girl’s education.

A brief presentation on improvement of learning outcomes, Rationalization of posting of Teachers in rural areas, National Achievement Survey (NAS), Compulsory Board examination in Class – X, Joyful learning, Anganwadis to be co-located with primary schools was made to highlight some of the issues and concerns in the education sector.

Today’s CABE meeting assumes significance as it comes at a time when the government is working and giving final shape to a New Education Policy.

In his opening address the Union Minister of Human Resource Development emphasised that education is a national agenda which touches the lives of each and every individual. He underscored the need to focus on improving learning outcomes and the quality of education.

The meeting was attended by the Union Ministers, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Mr Vijay Goel, MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey and Mr Upendra Kushwaha, the Ministers of State for HRD, and Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayog.

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