State govts not interested in quality education: NISA

Business Standard
News Dated: 
18-Feb-2016

State governments are not sincere in providing quality education to poor students, an association of private schools alleged here today.

In Haryana, despite HC orders, the government is not willing to pay any reimbursement for teaching poor students, the association alleged.

Other state governments and central government are also indifferent and are not making timely and adequate reimbursement.

"We demand education vouchers of Rs 2000/-per month to all students to give them choice of school, to provide direct benefit transfer to pursue the goal of Fund the students, not the schools," National Independent Schools Association (NISA) and Federation of private schools associations president Kulbushan Sharma said here.

"Haryana government had promised to resolve all problems of private schools and constituted a committee of eight school representatives and four government officials but the government has gone back on its promises and has not even notified the committee," Sharma alleged.

NISA and the Federation have demanded that RTE be scrapped and instead Right to Quality Education be implemented.