Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019

Jan 14, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Ministry of Law and Commerce on January 10, 2019 has published the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 to further amend the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

The following amendments in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 are as under:

·         For section 16 which specifies the provisions for prohibition of holding back and expulsion of a child from school till the attainment of elementary education, the following section shall be substituted, namely:

1)      There shall be a regular examination in the fifth class and in the eighth class at the end of every academic year.

2)      If a child fails in the examination referred to in sub-section (1), he shall be given additional instruction and granted opportunity for re-examination within a period of two months from the date of declaration of the result.

3)      The appropriate Government may allow schools to hold back a child in the fifth class or in the eighth class or in both classes, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, if he fails in the re-examination referred to in sub-section (2):

Provided that the appropriate Government may decide not to hold back a child in any class till the completion of elementary education.

4)      No child shall be expelled from a school till the completion of elementary education.”

·         In sub-section (2) of Section 38 which specifies the power of the Government to make Rules, after clause (f), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:

“(fa) the manner and the conditions subject to which a child may be held back under sub-section (3) of section 16;”.

URL: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2019/195146.pdf


Bookmark

Related Updates



Alternate Text

Get updates on the go on RuleZbook Mobile App.