NEW DELHI: An education panel constituted by CABE, the highest decision-making body on education in the country, has recommended the government to review the no-detention policy till class VIII under the RTE Act which has come under a lot of criticism.
This in effect could mean that the scheme of automatic promotion in primary school could come to an end from the coming academic session, amid reports suggesting that 60 per cent of students in Class 3 were not able to read the books prescribed for Class 1.
Recently, during an interaction, students had complained to HRD Minister Smriti Irani that automatic class promotions had fostered a "laid back attitude" and also demanded bringing back class X board examinations.
The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) is expected to take a final call on this when it meets shortly after Winter Session of the Parliament comes to an end in December.
Some states including Karnataka have already announced to go ahead with class examinations from the coming academic session.