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BJP contemplating to amend Pvt Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission Act

Shimla, Feb 7 (UNI) In order to keep tab on the mushrooming private education institutions and declining standard of education and decreasing enrollment rate in state run schools, Jai Ram Thakur led new BJP government was contemplating to amend the state Private Education Institutions Regulatory Commission Act.
Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that a draft had been prepared by the BJP government to amend the HPEIRC Act which vlikely to be introduce on the upcoming budget session of state assembly.
The draft propose to bring all Schools and Education Institutions run by the state, private, charitable trust and other bodies to regulate their fee structure and other educational activities under the ambit of HP Education Institution Regulatory Commission Act.
There are large number of complaints from the public that they were being charged exorbitant fees and money on the name of text books, stationary, uniforms and shoes by the private schools in the state.
It is not the state of affairs of higher learning institutions that they are indulged in such activities but
government is considering to bring change in the act so that all the private, public, trust and charitable
and government schools could be bring under the Himachal Pradesh Private Education Institutions Regulatory Commission.
"When I was chairman of Select Committee during legislation of this act, number of effected parents have demanded to increase the ambit commission to regulate all education commission so that tab could be put on fee structure and charging of exorbitant in name various academic activity", the minister said.
"There are many schools run by the state where there is only one students and two teachers and one water carrier, state would take minimum step appeal the people especially public servants, all government teachers and journalists to sent their ward to state run institutions", he said hailing efforts made by the 90 per cent government teachers after launching this drive by admitting their children in state run schools under Badsar subdivision of Hamirpur district.
"We would ensure that state run schools where number of enrollment very less, function like the private school as parents are being allured by English Medium, Smart school uniform and enrollment at the level of Kindergarten."
State government would implement the finding of such case study made by some NGOs by attaching Aganwardi Kender with the schools and run more English medium schools to compete with the private schools beside other issues, Mr Bhardwaj stated.
Terming the functioning of higher educations institutions of learning like 24 private and state universities also apathetic Minister said that government would focus on the Research and Development based academic activity as label of research is externally dismal in the state.
All the cabinet ministers and head of Panchayat Raj and Urban Local Bodies have been asked to sent their proposal to conduct empirical research by all the 24 universities in the state as government.
There is no dearth of funds with the state government to fund any research projects and all the government and public bodies would send their proposal to conduct the Research by the government and private education institutions.
He said that government would extend the Financial and Functional Literacy project to all district as it was being run in four district including Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Kullu district in the state.
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