Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rajasthan Assembly Clears Bill ( removing the provision of not failing students till Class 8 ) to Amend Right to Education Act

Jaipur: In a first in the country,
Rajasthan Assembly today cleared
a bill for amendment in Right to
Education Act, 2009, to improve
the standards of education by
removing the provision of not
failing students till Class 8 and
instead evaluating them on the
basis of their performance.
The Right of Children to Free and
Compulsory Education (Rajasthan
Amendment) Bill 2015 was among
the four bills which the House
passed amid uproar by the
Opposition Congress which was
raising its demands in the Well.
"Rajasthan is the first state in the
country to do so and this will
improve quality of education,"
Minister of State for Primary and
Secondary Education Vasudev
Devnani said before the bill was
passed.
Mr Devnani said students up to
class 8 will be evaluated on the
basis of their performance and the
amendment was aimed at
improving educational foundation
of the students.
Bills related to two private
universities and amendments in
Rajasthan Secondary Education
Act 1957 were also passed by the
House, which had to be adjourned
two times following uproar by the
Opposition Congress.