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Pvt schools oppose new recognition rules, proposed BMC tax

OWNERS AND principals of private schools, under the aegis of the Private Schools? Association, today strongly opposed new recognition rules notified by the State Government and the tax proposed by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC).

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 13:54 IST

OWNERS AND principals of private schools, under the aegis of the Private Schools’ Association, today strongly opposed new recognition rules notified by the State Government and the tax proposed by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The schools also took an unanimous decision of conducting Class IX and XI exams at their level as in previous years and not conduct exams on the pre-board pattern.

Representatives of about 170 schools from across the State, including the Capital participated in the meeting. During the meeting, representatives put across the view that if the new recognition rules were implemented more than 60 per cent of the private schools would be on the verge of being closed down.

In a resolution passed the representatives stated the State Government was trying to finish off the existence of private schools through anarchical rules although it speaks of universalisation of education.

The schools demanded that Government give benefit of relaxation of rules to all schools recognised before 2005 and not only those recognised before 1994.

Representatives, said the imposition of BMC tax on private schools in the Capital would put a financial burden on managements, and suggested a concession in BMC tax as before so as not to hinder academics.

On exams of Class IX and XI, the association demanded district education officers be directed to immediately return demand draft of exam fees, already submitted by some schools.

They also demanded centres for primary and middle board be decided on basis of capacity of school and not the number of the students studying there.

The association also requested the Government to request the high court to scrap the rule of yearly inspection of high schools and higher secondary schools.

It was decided the issues would be put before concerned ministers, Chief Minister and Mayor of BMC through a memorandum. If the requests were not conceded, the association would be forced to agitate, they warned.

The meeting was chaired by president of the association Surendra Singh Baghel. Dr Ramsuman Singh, Mahesh Sahu, G P Sharma, Rajesh Upadhyay and others actively participated in the discussion. L K Mishra, Birendra Tiwari, Mohammad Shamim, Sanjay Gupta, Dinesh Chauhan, B Bourbon, Ashok Singh, Manvendra Singh and others were also present.