Wednesday, 2 August 2017

No Fail Policy Ends

The central government is preparing to end the policy of not failing students till the eighth grade. The cabinet has approved.

New Delhi: The central government is preparing to end the policy of not failing students till the eighth grade. The cabinet has approved its proposal. Apart from this, the proposal to open 20 world-class universities across the country has also been approved.

The government will bring a 'free and compulsory education amendment bill for children' to end the no-detention policy. In this, the provision of failing in class 5th and eighth grade will be added again. However, unsuccessful students will be given a second chance. In case of failure, students will have to study again in class VI or VIII. It will be introduced in Parliament shortly. Under the Right to Education Act (RTE), which came into effect on April 1, 2010, students were freed from the disturbance of the eighth grade. This was an important provision of the RTE.

 The Cabinet also approved the proposal to open 220 world-class educational institutes across the country. The University Grants Commission (UGC) passed a proposal to open a university in ten public and so much in private sector in February. It was also mentioned in the general budget. Every institute in the public sector is expected to allocate Rs 500-500 crores. The Finance Department Expenditure Committee has started taking steps to allocate Rs. 5000 crore. The HRD Ministry has also prepared separate rules and regulations for this. All 20 universities will be given full independence in foreign students, fees, admission and teachers salary. At present, the university does not get this discount.

 Proxy Voting for NRI

The Cabinet also gave green signal to the the proposal related to proxy voting for NRIs (NRIs). For this, the Representation of People Representation will be amended and added to the new provision. Under the proposal, they will now have the right to proxy voting. Right now the jawans have only this right. NRIs are free to vote in registered electoral areas. In the year 2015, the Election Commission sent the proposal to the Law Ministry for amendment in the provisions related to it. According to the statistics, only 10-12 thousand NRIs voted. Most non-resident Indians are not ready to come to India to cast their vote.
                                                                       ---Amita Tewari



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