In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The largest congregation of private school has sought relief for private schools in the letter.
The NISA has urged the centre, not to issue any orders pertaining to school fee waiver. The group has demanded the pending EWS reimbursement amount from the government.
Kulbhushan Sharma, President, NISA, said “due to the outbreak of coronavirus epidemic, an economic crisis has arisen in front of private schools, especially budget schools. There are more than 5 lakh private schools in the country, which are providing quality education to crores of poor students.”
He also said the livelihood of more than 2 crore teaching and non-teaching staff is depended on these schools and some organisations have started demanding school fee waiver.
Kulbhushan Sharma demanded government to declare a new academic session, reducing numbers of holidays for the upcoming session.