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632. 

The bill passed by the Parliament that seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools.

[A]. Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018
[B]. Right to Free Education for Everyone (Amendment) Bill, 2019
[C]. Right to Education and Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2019
[D]. Educational Institutions Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Parliament passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, was moved in the Rajya-Sabha by Union minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar and was passed by a voice vote. It is already passed by the Lower House (Lok-Sabha) on July 18 2018. Under current provisions of the Section 16 of the Act, no student can be detained up to class 8th but as per the amendment, it would be left to the States to decide whether to continue the no-detention policy. 25 states have favoured abolishing the no-detention policy. The bill provides for regular examination in classes V and VIII. The MHRD Minister assured that no child will be excluded from school in case he or she fails and such children will be provided two-month remedial teaching to perform better in another examination to be conducted by their schools. If the students still do not pass the exam, the state government may decide to detain them.

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