Hyderabad: Annoyed by the recommendations made by the Professor Tirupati Rao committee, parents of Hyderabad School Parents Association (HSPA) met education minister Kadiam Srihari on Tuesday.
Parents urged the minister to intervene and reject the recommendations. The minister said he had not seen the report and would ask education department principal secretary Ranjeev Acharya to examine the report in detail.
The parents’ delegation explained to the education minister and Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari that the 10 per cent hike recommended was thoughtless which would in effect be a 20-30 per cent annual hike. They said the total cost of the education would skyrocket to more than 800 per cent till the child completes schooling.
Seema Agarwal, member of HSPA, said, “When we told the minster that if in Gujarat, a comprehensive ACT has been brought which was even ratified by the High Court within six months, why was it is not happening in Telangana even after six years. The minister said that he would request advocate general (AG) to examine the existing stay orders on various petitions and see what can be done.
He also advised HSPA to meet the AG. The minister also rued that the judiciary was not supporting the government in cleaning up the mess.”
Ms Agarwal said, “On the one hand courts direct the government to carry out investigations etc, and on the other hand they also issue stay orders.” During the discussion, the minister also blamed a section of the parent community who were forcing schools for admissions when the government had itself stayed the admission process until the academic calendar was released, she said.