The provision of no detention, a new education policy and “mainstreaming out” of school children are the key issues that state governments and Centre will discuss in the high-profile Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meet scheduled on October 25.

One of the key issues that will be discussed at the meeting of CABE, the most important advisory body of the Centre in education, is the ‘no detention policy’ under the Right To Education (RTE) law which prescribes that students will be automatically promoted to next class till Class VIII.

However, several states have expressed unhappiness over the provision saying it has affected the quality of learning and sought changes in it.The HRD Ministry has been considering making changes in the policy and the issue will come up for discussion in the CABE meeting where Union HRD
Minister Prakash Javadekar will hold consultations with education ministers from different states, a senior official said.