Hyderabad: The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments are on the same page as far as the “no detention policy” is concerned. While 18 other states were in favour of modification of existing policy, these two states urged the Centre not to tinker with the existing policy.
The TS government made its stand clear to HRD minister Prakash Javadekar during his recent visit to the state. The AP government has also conveyed that the policy should be continued.
It may be mentioned that under this policy, students up to Class VIII are automatically promoted to the next class if they do not get a passing grade.
Education minister Kadiam Srihari stated that there was problem of dropouts in government schools in districts due to various reasons and any change in existing policy will aggravate the problem.
The Centre clarified that that it was not in a hurry to make changes to the no-detention policy. Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha stated a few days ago there was no immediate proposal to scrap the policy.