Restrictions in fee hike discussed in Pvt Schools’ meet

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 17: Two days meeting of representatives of Private Schools of all States concluded today in Goa.
The meeting was organized to discuss hardships faced by private schools affiliated to CBSE or recognized by the different State governments.
This programme was sponsored by National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) in collaboration with Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi.
General Secretary of J&K Private Schools Association, Ajay Gupta represented as Convener of North Region. State leaders from entire country discussed the series of challenges presented by the centre and state government to discourage self financed low budget private schools. In the meeting it was disclosed that more than one lakh private schools were closed in a couple of years due to the unrealistic and hypothetical policies of the centre and state government.
A handout stated that imposition of all types of labour laws, commercial laws, industrial laws, municipal laws etc on one hand and restrictions on the fee hike by the FFC has become main reason of extinction of budget private schools on the other hand.
A resolution was passed in the meeting to approach the Ministry of HRD after parliamentary election with a plea that government at centre & state should be made Regulatory body, not an administrative body for the budget private school.
“Uniformity in percentage of fixing the fee of the students in the entire country according to the inflation or grant financial assistance by the state or centre government as per the expenditure incurred per child by the government in the government schools was also the agenda of the meeting,” the handout further said.
Prominent members who attended the meet were Kulbhushan Sharma (President Federation of Private Schools of Haryana), Deepak Khaitan (Goa), Anil Dhupar (CBSE M.P), Dr. Sushil Gupta (UP) and others.