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Bengal for scrapping no-detention clause

 2015-10-24 19:00:08.0

budget21 Kolkata: �The West Bengal government said on Saturday it has sent a letter to union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani supporting the decision of revocation of RTE Act's no-detention clause in schools. Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the state has backed the HRD ministry's decision to bring back the "pass-fail" system. The move comes after Irani's visit to the city in September for a meeting with education ministers of Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand over the national education policy. At a Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting recently, 20 state ministers unanimously backed the need to amend the RTE Act to enable yearly examinations and detention of poor performers. (IANS)

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