NUMM threatens to protest if admn fails to act against private schools

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Apr 2018 10:03:57



Staff Reporter

NAGRIK Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch (NUMM) office-bearers in a meeting unanimously decided that if the district administration will not initiate action against private school operators for violating law provisions then NUMM along with the guardians and parents will stage a protest and if needed will go to Madhya Pradesh High Court. NUMM members apprised the Madhya Pradesh Government in order to control ongoing private schools fee structure and other activities has constituted Private School Fee Regulation Act-2017 and published its gadget notification. In Section 18 of the Act with immediate effect from 2018 session to control fees the Gadget Notification has been issued.

According to the provision in every district the Collector has to constitute a committee that would conduct checking of private schools. Under Section 18 provisions, every private school has to submit application to the Collector to increase fees. But till date orders have not been followed by private schools. NUMM members said that in 2015-16 session, Madhya Pradesh Directorate of Public Instructions have asked to constitute a committee under chairmanship of Collector in every district to fix school bus fare but till now no meeting of the school transportation committee rate fixation committee has been organised. They apprised the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Ministry of Human Resources in 2014 had also given directions on school books and uniform. The Supreme Court has also given recommendations to control weight of schools bags but private schools are openly violating these norms.

NUMM members have demanded the State Government through a memorandum to help guardians a helpline number should be released and to constitute a committee to initiate inquiry on complaints against private schools. The meeting was chaired by Manish Sharma, State Coordinator, NUMM, along with Dr Rakesh Chakrabarty, Geerendra Kapoor, Anurag Dengre, Shobhana Rajput, Shilpi Mishra, Ashalata, Dhanjay Majumdar and Rahul Jaiswal were present.