New Policy on Funding for Govt Schools

The idea was mooted during a marathon meeting with corporate entities

Published: 15th October 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: To improve the government schools in the state, the government, in association with the corporate sector, will soon announce a separate policy.

The idea was mooted during a marathon meeting, chaired by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Rathnakar, with the corporates on Tuesday.

At the meeting, representatives of over 50 companies including Biocon, Intel, Toyota, BEL, Akshara Foundation, JSW Steel and ABB and the Electronics City Association were present.

Rathnakar told the meeting, “There is no need to give funds to the government. Interested companies can directly deposit money in the accounts of the schools.”

Principal secretary to the Primary and Secondary Education Department, Rajkumar Katri, Commissioner of Public Instruction Mohammed Mohsin and other officials were present.

Draft Fee: Schools Seek More Time

Private schools in the state have urged the Department of Public Instruction to extend the deadline for submitting objections to the draft fee structure.

The Department had recently invited schools, parents and other stakeholders to submit objections, within a month, to the draft posted on its website.

The Karnataka Private Schools Joint Action Committee has now submitted a representation to Commissioner of Public Instruction seeking extension of the deadline.

The representation says, “Following the mid-term vacation, schools could not elicit opinion. As the managements stated that they need sufficient time after reopening of schools, we request the Department to extend the deadline by one more month.”

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