A Parliamentary Panel Calls for a ‘Realistic’ Plan for Recognition of Schools

CCS and the National Independent Schools Alliance(NISA) have worked consistently to prevent arbitrary closure of budget private schools that are unable to meet the inordinate regulatory mandates of the RTE. Many budget private schools face the threat of closure due to their inability to meet the input-heavy norms set by the RTE Act 2009, thus depriving children of quality education and the parents, of choice in education. Since 2015, over 4000 schools have been closed, and over 14,000 face the threats of closure.

Recently a parliamentary panel recommended the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to make ‘realistic’ plans for recognition of private schools in order to ensure that school closures do not starve the children of education, making the purpose of RTE redundant.