In March 2018, the National Independent Schools Alliance had submitted a comprehensive Charter of Demands to the Prime Minister's Office calling for greater school choice, more effective and feasible safety regulations, direct benefit transfers in education, and policy interventions to promote the ease of opening schools in India. On 19th June, 2018 NISA office bearers met with Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development to submit the Charter. A comprehensive report on state of schools closures in the country was also presented.
The meeting addressed the following concerns:discussed
- The need for Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) in school education, to foster greater quality, accountability and efficiency.
- Amendments to RTE Act 2009 to shift focus from input-based recognition of schools to learning outcome-based school recognition.
- A safety and security policy for private schools students, teachers and management.
- Extension for NIOS Diploma in Elementary Education (2017-2019) to 2021.
- The exemption of Budget Private Schools(BPS) under section 10(23C) applicable to "Not for Profit" education societies.
- Non-discriminatory education policies for both public and private schools.
Mr. Kulbhushan Sharma, President,NISA; Mr Premchand Deswal, President of Private Land Public School Associations (PLPS) Delhi; Mr. Ravinder Yadav, member PLPS; Thomas Antony and Nitesh Anand from the NISA Secretariat were part of the delegation.