District Education and Revenue authorities have been found guilty by Telangana Recognised Schools Management Association (TRSMA) for threatening rural masses of withdrawing government welfare schemes like ration cards, pensions etc, if theirs children are made to join private schools.
To participate in the association general body meeting, Mr S. Srinivasa Reddy, State President of TRSMA visited Karimnagar recently. He spoke to the news persons saying, educational and revenue authorities were threatening rural masses of stopping of pension, ration cards, housing schemes etc if their kids were sent to private schools for education.
Mr Reddy also asked whether the children belonging to government officials were studying in government schools. He further said that Government officials must be a role model in joining their kids in government schools as they were also collecting taxpayers money as salaries. It has been confirmed that people from small income group also send their kids to private schools for better quality education.
As according to the Right to Education Act, he recommended the Government to come with outline of the process of state governments KG to PG free education system to be implemented effectively.
Mr Reddy, also spoke about the need to upgrade textbooks provided by government to be on par with that of CBSE textbooks so that students would feel benefited as their standards would increase and thereby enabling them to compete well. Moreover he also suggested the government to provide atleast one year for the implementation of government textbooks in all private schools.
Mr Srinivasa Reddy also wanted all the private educational institutions to launch a movement against corporate educational institutions and said that these corporate institutions were responsible for commercialization of education system.
Reddy also confirmed that TRSMA District President Mr. Y. Sekhar Rao has been appointed as State general Secretary. Mr. Rao said that private school management had given written complaint to Additional Joint Collector Mr. Nagendra and to DEO Mr. Srinivasa Chary asking them to put an end to this harassment of rural masses by the revenue and educational authorities.
According to Reddy, splinter organization leaders would come back very soon. TRSMA State working president S. Sekhar Reddy, Treasurer Bhupal Rao, Assistant President Ravi Shankar, Presidents and general secretaries of various districts were present.