GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AND LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2819
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21.04.2008
Suicide by School Children.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Central Government has taken note of suicides being committed by school children failing in upper primary classes, particularly in Delhi;
(b) if so, whether Government proposes to reform the present examination system so as to do away with annual examinations, at least till the Tenth Standard; and
(c) if so, by when it is likely to be implemented ?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. D. PURANDESWARI)
(a): A few cases of suicides committed by students have been reported in Delhi.
(b) & (c ): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed its affiliated schools to introduce Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) up to Class VIII with no pass-fail criteria up to Class V. There are no external examinations up to Class IX in the schools affiliated with C.B.S.E.