JK private schools take their protest to New Delhi

Greater Kashmir
News Dated: 
24-Feb-2016

“The main motive of the protest was to challenge the discriminating policy of the central and state governments towards budget private schools.”

JK Private Schools Coordination Committee (PSCC) members on Wednesday participated in the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The protest had participation of 22 schools including 14 from Kashmir.
 
The protesters accused central and state governments of discriminating between public and private schools and ‘cooking up conspiracies’ to hamper the functioning of un-aided private schools.
 
Convener JKPSCC, G N Var, said a group of 300 representatives was supposed to attend the protest rally, however the representatives couldn’t make it due to Haryana Jat stir.
 
“The main motive of the protest was to challenge the discriminating policy of the central and state governments towards budget private schools,” he said, adding that the state government has remained at forefront to hamper the private schools which contribute in improving the educational standards in the state. “During the recent audit of private aided schools by state’s School Fee Fixation Committee (SFFC) many revelation came to fore including the funding to elite schools which had received money from different quarters in the wake of 2014 floods,” he said.