"If he/she fails there, he/she will be detained in the same class," he said.
The second major change "to the joy of parents" is making the class ten board exam mandatory for all students, he said.
Explaining the decision on detainment, the minister said "We have taken a very important decision and we will take a call on it this month."
"We had a meeting of education ministers from all the states, wherein those from 25 states lamented that they were finding it difficult to improve the quality of education without examinations.
"On their demand, we unanimously decided that the right to decide on detention will be left to the states and it will be done anytime soon," Javadekar said.
Stating that benchmark and learning capacity outcomes have been introduced for every class and monitored every year, the BJP leader said handbooks have been introduced for teachers to monitor every child and thus reach the benchmark.
The government officials of north eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura; NGOs, school principals and teachers took part in the two-day workshop.
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