Minorities' body declares war against private school 'mafia'

Minorities' body declares war against private school 'mafia'

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 6

The Ghat Gintian Lok Bhalai Sanstha (regd) declared the starting of a jan andolan in a series against the private school ‘mafia’ and possible changes in private school education.

During a press conference, president of the organisation Satnam Singh Gill, chairman Jaspal Singh Bal, general secretary Kawaljit Kaur Gill, chairperson Mahila wing Punjab Harpreet Kaur Hambowal, Bhupinder Singh Sonu and Gurpreet Singh Khalsa said they would work on freeing parents from the unnecessary fee being charged in the name of pending dues from hapless parents by private schools. They said private schools which had been earning big profits by selling quota seats and free admission seats were under suspicion. They said they would ensure return of fee, which had been charged from parents in exchange of seats sold to them.

They said in the garb of free recovery, stopping admissions of students from weaker sections was unfair. They said a committee had also been formed under their organisation to collect details of parents in this regard.

They said the list of defaulter schools would be made so that legal inquiry may be conducted. They said legal recourse would also be taken to initiate action against district education officers and admission supervisory committees, which make recommendations for schools that have been unable to abide by the Education Department’s during the renewal of school recognitions.

Members said their team would ensure the implementation of Section 21 of the Constitution and Section 21 (1) of the RTI Act.

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