State amends Establishment and Regulation Act; CSR to run their own schools

Teachers are unhappy with the decision as they believe that CSR should fund existing schools instead


The assembly cleared an amendment in the Maharashtra Self-Financed Schools (Establishment and Regulation) Act, 2012 on Wednesday which will let any organisation registered under the Company Act to open an English medium school on a no-loss-no profit bases.

Education minister Vinod Tawde clarified that there was no such provision in the existing Act 2012 which allows private companies to start a school and they did so when few businessmen demanded the same.

Though it will bring a good change in the education sector, many of the educational institutes are not happy with the decision.

CSR run schools will affect existing schools. Many such schools charge high fees from parents and teachers who work here, do not get a salary hike or allowances. Despite shortcomings, they don't utter a word fearing job loss,” Anil Borkar, Shikshak Parishad.

Borkar further said that instead of opening new schools under CSR, they should help existing private aided schools and unaided schools by funding them.

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