Privatization proposal of municipal schools gets rejected for the third time

The education department has made it clear that institutes, which have an annual turnover of Rs 5 crore or more, will alone be considered as educational institutions and corporate institutions

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The proposal for privatization of the Mumbai municipal schools was rejected for the third time on Thursday. The proposal was rejected on the grounds that the annual turnover of the educational institutions was 5 crores, and the committee elected by the Mayor and Education Committee was not included.


35 schools closed

As many as 35 schools have been closed due to reduced number of children turning in municipal schools. In an education committee meeting on November 21, these schools were sent back for a referendum to allow private organizations to run private schools in accordance with the policy of the civic school management with the help of private institutions.
The required changes were made as per the recommendations and the revised project was brought in for approval but was sent back again in February 2018 for reconsideration. But, while sending the same, suggestions given by the members. Worthy recommendations were included in it and the project was brought in for another round of approval.


Rejection of the proposal

But once again, members of the education committee decided to protest against the rejection of the proposal, after the committee chairman Mangesh Satakkar sent the proposal back to the administration. During the discussion, Shital Mhatre, Snehal Ambekar, Sachin Padwal, Sainath Durga, Aarti Pugankar and others participated in the discussion. Dr. Saeeda Khan and Rajpati Yadav demanded an approval for the proposal.


Similar issues

Though the education committee appointed the chairman of the committee in the assessment committee and the assemblies committee, the position of the chairman was not given place in the allocated committees on which the proposal had previously been rejected. Hence, the proposal was rejected again due to the same issue. However, according to officials of the Education Department, the allocation committee belongs to the assessment committee.


Difficulty in running the institution

It is difficult to run a company with an annual turnover of less than Rs 5 crore. Therefore, the condition was laid to determine whether the institution running the schools is financially capable to do so or not. No position was given to the chairperson in the meeting of group leaders. The education department has made it clear that institutes, which have an annual turnover of Rs 5 crore or more, will alone be considered as educational institutions and corporate institutions.

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