Rajasthan Govt Becomes First State to Clear Bill to Amend ‘Right to Education’ Act

Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani

The assembly of Rajasthan state has cleared the bill for making amendment in Right to Education Act, 2009 so as to improve the present standards of education by taking the initiative that no student shall be failed till Class 8 and further they should also be not evaluated on the basis of their performance. The decision came in the assembly held earlier today on 17th September.

The right of children to free and compulsory education (Rajasthan amendment) bill 2015 was amongst the four bills which the House passed amid the commotion on the part of the opposition party Congress which was raising its demands in the Well.

Before the bill was even passed by the house, Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Vasudev Devnani said, “Rajasthan is the first state in the country to do so and this will improve quality of education.” The state education department has also confirmed that school syllabus will be revised from next academic session to better the quality of education.

Further he added that the student’s upto Class 8 will be examined on the basis of the performance done by them and the initiative of amendment was undertaken with an aim to improve the education foundation of the students and the state too.

Moreover along with this two other bills related to two private universities and amendments in Rajasthan Secondary Education Act 1957 were also passed by the House which were earlier postponed two times due to the opposition on the part of the Congress.

Earlier this month Union ministry of human resource development has accepted and approved the proposal to set up Cluster University in South Mumbai. The Institute of Science, Elphinstone College, Government Law College and Government BEd College proposed to set a Cluster University in south Mumbai so as to get their lustre back.

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