Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rajasthan Assembly Clears Bill 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.

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