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Delhi govt to re-introduce Detention Policy in Schools

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New Delhi, 25 June 2022: The Directorate of Education has issued a notice reintroducing the detention policy in Delhi schools under the amended Delhi Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2022.

Earlier, under the RTE Act 2009, detention was prohibited for students up to Class 8. Now, it will be notified in the gazette and will come into play when the government will offer clarity on the situations where the child can be detended in the class.

According to the notice, “In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 38, read with sub-section 3 of Section 16 of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009, the lieutenant governor, hereby, makes the rule to amend the Delhi Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2011. The rule may be called the Delhi Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Rules, 2020.”

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