The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has called for a state-wide bandh of all educational institutions in Telangana’s Karimnagar on Friday. According to ABVP city secretary Raparthi Srinivas, the development comes in demand for strict implementation of the Right to Education Act, the formation of district fee regulatory committees.
While speaking at a press meet at Vidyarthi Bhavan in the state Srinivas said that ABVP seeks action against private and corporate educational institutions, which are collecting high fees from parents, along with the implementation of a law to control fees.
State ABVP joint secretary Marri Shravan Reddy said in a statement here on Thursday that the TRS government should immediately fill vacant posts of DEO and MEO, provide basic facilities in schools and introduce legislation seeking to control school fees.
Reddy wanted every school to announce details of the fees collected and the parents’ committees constituted at the mandal, district, and state level. He said the Right to Education should be strictly implemented from this year itself and fitness of school buses should be ensured.
The ABVP leader demanded the provision of playgrounds, laboratories and fire safety toilets in schools, filling of all vacant teacher posts and filing of criminal cases against schools being run without permission. Details of such cases should be made public, he said.
Some of the other demands include –
- Strict implementation of GO No: 91, which prevents private and corporate schools from adding a suffix to their school names to attract the attention of parents
- Stop the school management from selling books, uniforms and other stationery on the school premises
- Allotment of 25 percent seats to the students belonging to weaker sections.
Meanwhile, ABVP city secretary R Srinivas has urged all the parents and representatives of people’s organisations to participate in the state-wide bandh call given by ABVP to make it successful.
Following the bandh call, several schools in Secunderabad and the western corridor of the city declared holiday on Friday.