"She called for an urgent need to... improve the Learning Level Outcomes (LLOs) and also said that detention for low achievers should be reintroduced," according to a Haryana government release today.

The statement was issued after Bhukkal had chaired the sixth meeting of the Sub-Committee of Central Advisory Board of Education here to review Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and the 'no-detention' provision.     

Earlier in the day, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply in Lok Sabha that the committee had held several rounds of deliberations and met different stakeholders before finalising its report.

The controversial policy came into effect with the RTE allowing students to get promoted right up to Class VIII regardless of their academic performance. The policy, however, triggered a controversy with a section of academicians and parents voicing their objection to it.

Bhukkal said that observations made on the implementation of the 'No-Detention Policy' and public perception had revealed that it was not helping to improve the achievement level of the students.


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