Kerala Dalit Federation (KDF) state president P Ramabhadran said that the government should bring about comprehensive reforms in appointment of teachers and admission of students to aided schools in the state to curb rampant corruption and nepotism in the sector.
“Corruption is so high that the weaker sections of the minority communities are not able to gain admissions or jobs even in schools run by the same community. Also Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims are not preferred for admissions and jobs in institutions run by minority communities,” Ramabhadran said, at a press meet here on Saturday.
He said the SC communities were not gaining benefits from the Centre’s fund in the education sector. “When the UDF Government regularised jobs of about 10,503 teachers, the package did not include even five Scheduled Caste members.The package would result in an additional expenditure of `264 crore, while the state’s contribution will be just Rs 6.68 crore of the amount,” he said.