MPEJ flays govt’s ‘chaotic attitude’ towards private schools

The Movement for Peace, Equality and Justice (MPEJ) has accused the state government of failing to frame a policy for privately run schools in the state.

The Movement for Peace, Equality and Justice (MPEJ) has accused the state government of failing to frame a policy for privately run schools in the state.

In a statement, the members of movement Kuldeep Kumar Rao and Dr G S Charak said that the services rendered by the private Schools cannot be underestimated as they provide jobs & education to the people who otherwise are to be provided so by the government.

"It is the  prime duty of the government to guarantee livelihood and education to the people and if some private schools comes to rescue of the government by providing both, then it is the prime duty of the government to encourage the steps", they said, adding that they should not be put it in such a position as would render their proper functioning rather impossible.

They appealed the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd Sayeed and Education Minister Nayeem Akhter to personally intervene in resolving the most urgent & immediate burning demands of the private Schools. 

"Joint inspection be conducted by J&K state BOSE & Education Department and joint committee of Recognition/Affiliation of BOSE & Education Department may be treated as final for granting extension of recognition to schools", they demanded.  They said that requirement of separate order of extension of recognition from Secretariat causes un-necessary delay coupled with harassment.

"Hence a clear cut policy needs to be framed and orders may please be issued in this behalf to relieve the private schools of great mental tension and harassment", they said.

They further said that about 90% private Schools are running with deficit budget. "The staff engaged by them stays hardly for 6-12 months and are mainly educated, un-employed and frustrated ones or retired ones and are paid the minimum possible wages".

They demanded that the government should squarely bear the expenses to the extent of 26% as PF in favour of un-employed educated youth which will go a long way in helping them. 

Resenting the government decision of declaring Private Schools as commercial institutions, they demanded that the Private schools be excluded from the purview of Labour                                         department.

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