The newly elected Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of education ministry in the Delhi Cabinet, has urged Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani “to take a concrete decision to stern the falling standards of education.”
The Deputy CM in his letter said to Irani that it was much needed to have modifications to the Right to Education Act 2009 which states that the no detention clause should be till Class VIII. Whereas Sisodia demands that it should be applied only to the students till Class III. Sisodia in his letter wrote, “In my capacity as the Education Minister of Delhi, I would like to draw your attention to some glaring discrepancies in the Right to Education Act, due to which we are experiencing a rather regular decline in the quality of education.”
There was resistance from teachers and parents over the provision of ‘no detention policy’ and Sisodia noticed the same before coming in power at Delhi. He said to the extent that the implementation of the policy had “led to deterioration in the quality of education.” He wrote the letter to Irani in response to the suggestions sought by her ministry over the improvement of the quality of education in the states from the respective state governments.
Sisodia in his letter has mentioned that no detention policy might be a noble idea, but it has been of no use due to the fact that the functioning of educational institutions and imparting of education has not developed in accordance with it over time.
- Manish Sisodia has urged HRD Minister Smriti Irani to take a concrete decision to stern the falling standards of education
- The Deputy CM in his letter said to Irani that it was much needed to have modifications to the Right to Education Act 2009
- There was resistance from teachers and parents over the provision of ‘no detention policy’